Thursday, July 7, 2022

SpaceX to launch used Dragon capsule for International Space Station on July 24


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

SpaceX is launching a used Dragon capsule from the launch pad in California on July 24 to replenish the International Space Station (ISS) with supplies.

According to the space web , this trip, called CRS-18, is the 18th mission of SpaceX under the commercial recharging contract with NASA.

The company tested the vehicle carrying the Dragon capsule into orbit in preparation for Wednesday’s operation, where the launch will take place in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.

SpaceX and NASA are finalizing the mission schedule. The launch is scheduled to take place at 6:24 pm EST (2224 GMT) and the Dragon capsule will take two days to reach the International Space Station, which will arrive on Friday, July 26.

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