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SpaceX Set to Launch 18th Resupply Mission to International Space Station

SpaceX Set to Launch 18th Resupply Mission to International Space Station

The Air Force has pegged the chance for good launch weather at only 30 percent because of expected storm systems with lightning and thick clouds. Tell everyone on the International Space Station that if someone asks where the slime is, under no circumstances should they ever answer "I don't know".

"The company's (Elon Musk's SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 60 and beyond", the USA space agency writes on its website.

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt Wednesday to launch a supply mission to the International Space Station, carrying more than a ton of cargo - and some green slime.

The company's Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 60 and beyond.

Dragon will dock to the space station on Saturday and be greeted by NASA astronauts Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan.

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The CRS-18 Dragon spacecraft looks a little different than previous ones. It launched sporting an Apollo 50th anniversary logo near the side hatch to commemorate the 1969 moon landing. It's a routine mission for Elon Musk's space exploration company: SpaceX has for years conducted uncrewed resupply missions to the space station through contracts with NASA.

All the material will be used to develop a curriculum for young students.

When you live in your office, downtime can be hard to come by, but an upcoming supply mission will provide the ISS inhabitants with some very special "tools" that will surely put some smiles on their faces.

After Dragon capture, mission control in Houston will send ground commands for the station's robotic arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station's Harmony module. SpaceX is aiming to launch a crewed version of Dragon by the end of 2019.

The spacecraft is now maneuvering through orbit and is scheduled to link up with the ISS on Friday. The CRS-18 mission may be business as usual, but a rocket launch is always a majestic sight.


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