Early on Monday morning the Falcon 9 rocket was launched into space to deliver a Dragon cargo ship loaded with equipment and supplies to the International space station. The founder of SpaceX Elon Musk said that the key mission of the company to reduce the cost of space flight.
So get on Board the Dragon: 815 pounds of food, clothing and other supplies to the crew, 280 pounds of equipment for the spacewalk, 119 pounds of Russian equipment, 617 pounds of equipment and spare parts of the USA and half a ton of research samples and equipment, including an innovative device the size of a small candy bar to hold the first genetic sequencing in space.
"We are very interested in how it works in microgravity, this has never been done before," said astronaut Kate Rubin, the molecular biologist, who went to the space station
sections: Society, World News