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SpaceX takes new mission into space

SpaceX takes new mission into space

SpaceX carried out its nineteenth mission of Commercial Replenishment Services on Thursday. In partnership with NASA, the company launched from Space Launch Complex 40, located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule loaded with 2.5 tons of supplies and equipment for the Station. International Space Station.

After the release the Dragon capsule split from the second part of Falcon 9 about nine later. The first stage of Falcon 9, returned to Earth and landed on the ferry "Of Course I Still Love You". The capsule will arrive at the International Space Station on Sunday. On Wednesday SpaceX aborted the launch due to strong winds in the region. 
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India enters space race

India enters space race




Not only Silicon Valley entrepreneurs live the new phase of space exploration. In recent years, names such as SpaceX by Elon Musk, Blue Origin by Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit have dominated the space theme news along with NASA. But there are countless other initiatives around the world pointing to a new space race with competitors from different parts of the globe. The most recent and perhaps unexpected of them is India. The country announced that it is preparing for its second unmanned mission to the moon. The operation was named Chandrayaan 2. 
The detail is that the launch is scheduled for this Monday, July 15. If all goes well, the spacecraft should land on the moon on 6 or 7 September. India is living a positive moment, with the economy growing - the country is expected to become the fifth largest market on the planet soon - and space exploration, using 100% Indian technology, is seen as a reassertion of the moment. The Indian probe must land on the lunar south pole - a region not yet visited. In the words of the Indian Space Research Organization, the probe "will boldly go where no country has ever been." Only missing, now, is an Indian Captain Kirk ...

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