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SpaceX Sends Cargo Mission for NASA’s Space Station

The SpaceX completed the record of 17th launch this year. SpaceX sent the Cargo mission to the space station in collaboration with the Elon Musk’s company Tesla. Falcon 9 of took off at 1:29 p.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The Cargo Dragon mission is named CRS-22 that carries over 7,300 pounds of research and supplies on the space station of NASA.

After the launch, the Falcon 9 booster of the rocket was landed on a ship. The ship was autonomous which was placed in Atlantic Ocean. The Falcon 9 booster is the largest portion of the rocket. 12 minutes after the rocket liftoff the Cargo Dragon capsule was separated from the rocket. The Spacecraft may reach the space station in next two days.

A press conference was held before launching the spacecraft. While addressing the press, Sarah Walker, said that CRS-22 is the fifth Dragon capsule sent by the company to the NASA’s space station. She said all the launches are in the past 12 months. The company has launched many such crew and Cargo missions in the past 12 months and is planning to launch more in the year ahead, she added.

Additionally, CRS-22 is the 17th mission of SpaceX of 2021, and the missions are being launched on an average every nine days since 2021, she stated. v has planned to launch about 40 missions this year. Last year the company had launched 26 missions which would easily break the record of the year. To date, SpaceX has launched 119 Falcon 9 rockets. Moreover, it has landed 70 boosters. The company has reused the boosters of the Falcon 9 rockets for 61 missions.

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