Watch SpaceX launch a Dragon capsule twice flew direct from the ISS

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Back in November, the American space agency completed a few static-fire engine tests of their spacecraft, which is meant to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in 2020. Since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch a critical launch escape system test for its Crew Dragon spaceship to no earlier than January 4, NASA announced Friday (Dec. 6).

As some of the issues, like the current delays with the manufacturing of the commercial crew vehicles and the likely loss of access to station when the seats of Soyuz run out, are old. It will also carry Japan's Hyperspectral Image Suite, a next-generation hyperspectral Earth-imaging system, NASA said.

For example, the "Malting ABI Voyager Barley Seeds in Microgravity" experiment will investigate malt produced in space, which will then be compared to malt produced on the ground in order to determine the effects of the microgravity environment.

Learning flames in microgravity provides researchers a greater take a look at the underlying physics and primary rules of combustion by eradicating gravity from the equation, NASA mentioned.

The Dragon capsule is expected to arrive and dock at the orbiting laboratory on December 8.

NASA is launching Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a docking station that allows Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) units to be stored on the outside of space station, making it quicker and simpler to deploy the instruments. Three from the US, two Russians and one Italian. Additionally, ISS National Lab-sponsored investigations exceeded the ISS National Lab's 50% allocation of crew time dedicated to conducting experiments onboard the space station, which is entering its 20th year of continuous human presence. The spacecraft will send more than 5.700 lbs, which means around 998 kg of scientific equipment for experiments and research.

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