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East Texas students' science project arrives at International Space Station

East Texas students' science project arrives at International Space Station

Fernandez said HPE also envisions that scientists could eventually use an on-board supercomputer for data processing of their experiments on the station, rather than clogging the limited bandwidth between space and ground with raw data. Then, SpaceX is likely to be back in action at Cape Canaveral in early September, with its first launch of the USA military's X-37B spaceplane.

Off-the-shelf computers don't often land up in space, but a new experiment about to begin at the International Space Station (ISS) could change that. The supplies also include a super computer - The Spaceborne Computer - which is devised by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

SpaceX's Hans Koenigsmann, Vice President of Build and Flight Reliability, and NASA's Dan Hartman, made the comments during a post-launch press conference following the successful launch of SpaceX CRS-12 (SpX-12). Space X's 150-foot tall Falcon 9 rocket first stage will release and again descend to earth in its own controlled burn, deploying its steering fins and slowly landing upright at Landing Zone 1 at the Kennedy Space Center.

Dragon will stay for approximately one month at the outer space laboratory and will head back to Earth then carrying more than 3,000 pounds of cargo.

The rocket which measured 213 feet in height had a payload of more than 2900 kilograms including computer and camera gear, certain components that help in maintaining the life support system present on the ISS, medical equipment; and other provisions for the station's crew including clothing, fresh food and ice creams. Instruments on board will enable the astronauts on the station to study cosmic ray particles, protein crystal growth, and stem cell-mediated recellularization.

During better weather, SpaceX's Falcon 9 is prepared Sunday for a launch Monday.




The Dragon cargo spacecraft will also carry a U.S. This was due to maintenance work on Cape Canaveral's Eastern Range.

On the bright side, Musk revealed this month that SpaceX is targeting November for the maiden launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket.

After launch, the Dragon is slated to rendezvous with the space station on Wednesday.

The SpaceX Dragon is the only supply ship capable of returning items to Earth.

NASA Television and the agency's website will provide live coverage of spacecraft rendezvous and capture beginning at 5:30 a.m., followed by installation coverage at 8:30 a.m.

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