The feed was then cut from the webcast, but groans and cheers could be heard from the crowd at SpaceX headquarters in California as SpaceX engineer Tom Praderio, who was co-hosting the webcast, conveyed the information about the rocket's water landing.
It should arrive at the space station on Saturday.
This is SpaceX's 20th launch for the year 2018, surpassing its record number launches by two. "Now, the good news is we've got a lot of telemetry from it, so we'll be able to understand what happened and work to improve reliability as we always do here at SpaceX". "All told, another great day for SpaceX and NASA". This was to be the twenty-seventh time that SpaceX had managed to successfully retrieve a first stage booster. In February, the core stage of SpaceX's new heavy-lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, just missed its landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that a grid fin hydraulic pump stalled was the likely cause of the failed landing attempt.
'Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data.
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Today continues an extraordinary week for orbital launches. NASA was working Tuesday to replace the rotten food in time for 1:16 p.m. launch time Wednesday.
Unfortunately for SpaceX, the launch of the cargo resupply trip wasn't quite ideal. Another investigation, which will study muscle degeneration, will make use of 36,000 tiny worms. The Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge is sponsoring student experiments to develop a UV-activated dental glue that could help astronauts on long-duration voyages and another testing a mist-based irrigation system for plants grown in space. Those projects will test dental glue and a plant-watering process for space. Canadarm2) to capture the Dragon spacecraft and attach it to the orbiting laboratory. A Russian Progress freighter was launched from Kazakhstan on November 16 and a Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship took off from Virginia the next day.
The rocket is carrying the Dragon spacecraft in orbit.
In late August, sensors detected a small pressure drop in the station's air supply that was traced to a leak in the upper habitation module of the Soyuz MS-09 vehicle.
The current International Space Station crew includes two Americans, two Russians, one German and one Canadian. But this launch came with a little added drama: An unexpected splashdown by the returning rocket just offshore. The newest residents will remain on board for six months, while the others will return to Earth on December 20. About seven minutes after liftoff, the second stage and Dragon spacecraft separated from the Falcon 9's first stage and proceeded to Low Earth Orbit (LEO).