Bad weather on the earth forces Space X The supply ship gave up on Monday (January 11) the opportunity to successfully carry out the first automatic docking from the International Space Station.
of Upgrade Dragon Cargo Ship, Weighing 5,200 pounds. (2,500 kg) scientific experiments and other supplies should leave the orbiting complex at 10 am Eastern Standard Time (1500 GMT).
NASA and SpaceX decided to abandon the attempt at 9:53 a.m. Eastern Time (1453 GMT) because of bad weather at the landing site of the spacecraft along the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Daytona, Florida. The two entities will decide later when the next time the officials said on NASA TV that this attempt to connect was broadcast live.
Upgraded version of SpaceX Cargo Dragon Compared with the previous space capsule, the space capsule can carry 20% of the cargo (and experiments), and can fly over the Atlantic instead of the Pacific, making the turnaround time of science faster because the experiment can arrive in a short time The nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center̵
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This cargo dragon was launched into space on December 6, SpaceX’s first automatic supply ship docking At the International Space Station about 24 hours later. This mission, named CRS-21, marked the first time that the “Cargo Dragon” did not use the Canadarm2 robotic arm to dock to the space station.
NASA said on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration TV station that this mission also marked the first time that two “Dragon” spacecraft were docked at the space station at the same time because the “Crew Dragon” is currently parked in orbit. Transport four astronauts to the station in November.
In the statementAccording to NASA officials, due to the upgrade of the cargo spacecraft, the CRS-21 “Dragon” will “bring much more science to the earth than the previous “Dragon” cabin.” Since the retiring of NASA’s space shuttle fleet in 2011, Dragon’s return will be the first time for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the first time since the incident. Allow the technology to be processed there.
A kind Select the experiment to return include:
- Cardinal Heart, which examines how gravity changes cardiovascular (heart) cells at the tissue and cell level, which may help create new screening methods and solutions for heart problems.
- The Space Organogenesis Method (Japan Aerospace Agency) focuses on how 3D organ buds grow from human stem cells and monitor changes in gene expression. It is hoped that this investigation will promote the creation of artificial organs.
- Bacterial adhesion and corrosion, check the bacterial genes used for the biofilm, and whether the biofilm will corrode stainless steel. It also checked the effectiveness of disinfectants that can control and remove resistant biofilms on the structure of future space shuttles.
- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration hopes to send astronauts into lunar orbit as soon as possible in 2023, the sextant navigation technology, which is testing a sextant for emergency navigation on spacecraft far from the earth.
- Fiber production, return to experimental fiber made in space. These fibers contain a mixture of zirconium, barium, lanthanum, sodium, and aluminum (also called ZBLAN in the chemical formula), and will test how effective the fibers produced in these spaces are compared to similar fibers on earth.
- Rodent Research-23, it will bring back living mice from space to examine changes in arteries, veins, lymphatic structure of the eyes and retina before and after space flight. This work is part of a series of experiments that investigated why 40% of astronauts suffer from visual impairment during long space flights.
NASA added that because gravity affects the experiment, ground teams need to work quickly to bring precious science back to Earth.
In the same statement, NASA said: “After the SpaceX ship fished the capsule out of the water, a waiting team removed the time-critical science from the spacecraft and loaded it on the waiting helicopter. “The helicopter will transport this science and technology to the shore within a few hours after the splash. All remaining scientific cargo will be returned in the second helicopter load or left on board and removed at the port.”
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