NASA has postponed the launch of Dragon to ISS with mould

NASA has postponed the launch of Dragon to ISS with mould

The mission was also historic because it involved a booster making its third successful landing.

SpaceX had made 27 successful landings since June 2016, according to Spaceflight Now.

But the tall portion of the rocket missed its goal of securing an upright landing on the solid ground at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1.

The Dragon space capsule that SpaceX used for the current mission was earlier used in February 20017 as part of the CCRS-10 supply mission.

As with previous launches, the company began live-streaming the launch via webcast.

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Musk says the new "block 5" Falcon 9 stages are designed fly dozens of times with minimal refurbishment between launchings, a key element in the company's drive to lower launch costs by recovering and re-flying recovered stages.

The Dragon capsule should reach the orbiting lab on Saturday.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS. This was to be the twenty-seventh time that SpaceX had managed to successfully retrieve a first stage booster. This was apparently due to the failure of one of the grid fins, which stabilize the first stage during its descent. Below is the screenshot of Musk's tweet that was tweeted shortly after the incident. When asked if the booster would be reused, Musk replied, "We may use it for an internal SpaceX mission". In addition, this should not distract from the fact that the launch itself went by the numbers.

While the Dragon capsule is now on its way to the ISS, the rocket's spent first stage rocket failed to land properly at its designated "Landing Zone 1" pad along the Cape Canaveral coast.

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