DEC 05, 2018 6:13 PM PST

SpaceX Launches International Space Station Resupply Mission

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

On Wednesday, Elon Musk-owned SpaceX launched its 20th rocket of 2018 to send a fresh batch of supplies to the International Space Station. The rocket blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40 at approximately 1:16 P.M. Eastern time following unforeseen delays.

Despite those delays, however, the launch was considered successful. The supplies made it into orbit where they can now dock with the International Space Station; it shouldn’t be long before astronauts on the Earth-orbiting space lab can welcome the Dragon capsule to its docking station with the help of the space station’s integrated robotic arm.

As you might come to expect, SpaceX attempted to land its Falcon 9 first stage shortly after performing its primary mission, but the commercial space company wasn’t so lucky in this regard. The rocket landed in the ocean rather than setting itself upright on its designated landing pad.

In this video, you can watch everything as it went down.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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