About five hours after Dragon leaves the space station, it will conduct its deorbit burn, which lasts up to 10 minutes. Then, SpaceX is likely to be back in action at Cape Canaveral in early September, with its first launch of the USA military's X-37B spaceplane.
The crew is going to have about one month to finish those tasty treats, because that's how long SpaceX's Dragon vehicle will stay parked at the space station.
This successful launch was the first one in over a month.
SpaceX's latest rocket launch and landing was a success.
Live coverage of the rendezvous and capture will begin at 5:30AM EST on Wednesday (16 August) on NASA TV, with installation coverage set to begin at 8:30AM EST.
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Another experiment bound for the space station will test the viability of growing protein crystals in microgravity, where they can grow larger and in more ideal shapes. SpaceX is trying to demonstrate the economic benefits of reusing rockets and spacecraft.
Inside the cargo craft are more than 6,400 pounds of equipment and supplies, including a research project created by four students from Bullard High School.
It will be SpaceX's 11th launch attempt of the year, its most in a single year. The company is planning to start launching NASA astronauts to the station sometime in the next year under a contract with the agency. So far, weather is looking okay, with a 70 percent chance that conditions will be favorable for a flight.
Dragon also carried the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass instrument that will be attached to the Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility on the ISS, and measure the charges of cosmic rays.
A report from the Vergestated that the break was attributed to a temporary closure for the maintenance of the Eastern Range-the areas on the U.S. East Coast that support rocket launches.
The supercomputer on board the Dragon must determine if such a machine could work without problems on a possible trip for a longer distance in the open space. This is scheduled to happen at 12:31 p.m.