SpaceX CRS-17: What's On Board?

Will Smoot

May 2, 2019

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Despite the Crew Dragon anomaly which figuratively rocked the Space Coast in late April, SpaceX and NASA are pushing ahead with the CRS-17 flight, citing confidence in the cargo Dragon (or Dragon 1) spacecraft. CRS-17 will re-use a previously flown cargo Dragon, which last visited the International Space Station during CRS-12 in 2017.

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NG-11 Launches from Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

NG-11 Payload Preview: BioNutrients

Almost everyone know if you put yeast with the correct ingredients you can make bread, or wine or beer. Have you ever thought about making vitamins, or even medicine? This is the focus of the BioNutrients experiment, carried to the International Space Station aboard Cygnus during the NG-11 mission.

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With seagrass waving in the shore breeze, Antares lifts off from Launchpad 0A at the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport, Wallops Island, Virginia.  Photo credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

Northrop Grumman Launches Antares, Completes CRS-1 Contract with NG-11 Liftoff

Northrop Grumman closes out their participation in the CRS-1 contract with a beautiful, mid-afternoon launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 powers the Crew Dragon on its journey to orbit.  Photo Credit: Jared Haworth / We Report Space

SpaceX speeds Crew Dragon on its maiden voyage to the ISS

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation hit a major milestone in their Commercial Crew partnership with NASA in the early morning hours of March 2, 2019. Thundering off the launchpad at LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, a brand new Falcon 9 rocket lifted a brand new Dragon capsule designed to carry human beings to the International Space Station. Alternately called "Dragon 2" and "Crew Dragon" by SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk, this maiden (uncrewed) flight is a critical step in both SpaceX and NASA certifying the spacecraft for future human flights.

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OSIRIS-REx Set For Bennu Orbital Insertion Today

At 2:43:55 PM EST today, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will begin orbiting asteroid Bennu. This will make Bennu, which is only about 1,600 feet across, the smallest object ever orbited by a spacecraft. Launched on September 8, 2016, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived in the vicinity of Bennu on December 3, 2018.

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