CRS-17 Delivery Returns Cargo Dragon to Station

Will Smoot

May 4, 2019

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SpaceX's CRS-17 launch marks two "returns" to the International Space Station: in general, the return of cargo dragon flights following the successful Crew Dragon demo in March 2019, and specifically, the re-use of the Dragon capsule from the CRS-12 mission, returning to station after its August 2017 mission.

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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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Falcon 9 launches CRS-16 to the ISS.

After Mouse Food Delay, Falcon 9 Launches CRS-16 Towards ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL: After a one-day delay to allow for more mouse food to arrive from California, the Falcon 9 lifted a Dragon capsule bearing the CRS-16 mission towards the ISS at 1:16 PM EST on December 5, 2018 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This is NASA's sixth cargo mission to the ISS in 2018 and SpaceX's 20th launch in 2018.

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Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

SpaceX Re-flies Dragon Capsule for CRS-11

It was the 100th launch from Pad 39-A, but a Dragon capsule being re-used from CRS-4 was the star of the launch. At 5:07 PM EDT on June 3, 2017, SpaceX launched a Falcon-9 rocket with about 6,000 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies headed towards the International Space Station.

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