SpaceX reusable capsule reaches space station for the third time

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SpaceX reusable capsule reaches space station for the third time
SpaceX reusable capsule reaches space station for the third time

SpaceX’s spacecraft capsule arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after a two-day orbital flight and set a new record for the SpaceX reusable vehicle, its third successful flight.

According to the US space, the vehicle was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, over the Falcon 9 in two stages.

The arrival of SpaceX capsule

“It’s full of science, goods and things that make us busy, so the job is going on,” astronaut Nick Hage told NASA Mission Control in Houston after taking a bike with the arm of the space station.

This is the third mission to deliver shipments to the ISS, which also transported cargo to the station in April 2015 and December 2017.

SpaceX is re-using the capsule to reduce the cost of space travel, making the most ambitious exploration such as the Martian occupation achievable.

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