Top 5 things to know about SpaceX's NASA cargo launch

Top 5 things to know about SpaceX's NASA cargo launch

"There will be chocolate, vanilla and birthday cake flavored ice cream heading to the International Space Station on today's launch, as well as ice cream candy bars", Kathryn Hambleton, Public Affairs Officer at NASA Headquarters, told Gizmodo.

As has become customary on these cargo flights, SpaceX landed its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral shortly after liftoff, a key to its long-term effort to recycle rockets and reduce costs. About 13 minutes in, its solar arrays deployed as its propulsion system prepared to push the capsule toward the orbiting space station.

Earlier this month billionaire entrapeneur Musk shared a first draft animation of a the Falcon Heavy - which aims to one day carry humans to Mars.

SpaceX and HPE (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) have done the groundwork for nearly a year to see if commercial supercomputers can survive in space and help humans explore the universe more efficiently.

Dragon is less than 24 hours from its approach and rendezvous with the space station for SpaceX's third resupply mission this year. This marks the 14th successful landing of a Falcon 9 first stage - six on land and eight on autonomous drone ships at sea.

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The rocket that took of at 12:31PM ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida, will launch a supercomputer called Spaceborne, from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The rocket is an improved version of Space X's Falcon 9.

CRS-12 will bring along approximately 6,000 pounds of cargo, with an unusually large 75% of that cargo being dedicated to to scientific research aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

About 10 minutes in, the Dragon capsule detached from the rocket's second stage to head toward ISS.

The weather forecast is 70 per cent favorable for launch.

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But the next generation of "smart" spacecraft will need better computers because the lag time between earth and the spacecraft is going to get longer.

A report from the Vergestated that the break was attributed to a temporary closure for the maintenance of the Eastern Range-the areas on the U.S. East Coast that support rocket launches.

SpaceX, the company known for reusing the material it uses in its rockets has also kept up that part in this rocket.

In this photo taken by Russian astronaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, the SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.

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