SpaceX launches supplies to space station, lands rocket booster
Dragon capsule to arrive at ISS on Monday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX has launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station, running at full power following repairs.
A Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral early Saturday, carrying a Dragon capsule with 5,500 pounds of goods. This recycled Dragon, making its second trip to space, is due to arrive at the orbiting lab Monday.
The delivery is a few days late because of power shortages that cropped up first at the space station, then at the rocket-landing platform in the Atlantic. Both problems were quickly resolved.
SpaceX landed its first-stage booster on the ocean platform close to shore. The booster should have returned to Cape Canaveral, but SpaceX is still cleaning up from the April 20 accident that destroyed an empty Crew Dragon capsule.
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