SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft to Travel to International Space Station for a Commercial Resupply Mission


The final cargo ship that SpaceX plans to construct will fly soon to the International Space Station, while a third crewed spacecraft is already being built.

NASA and SpaceX said the launch, initially slated for Nov. 21 from the Kennedy Space Center, had been pushed back a day to Nov. 22 at 3:54 p.m. Eastern at a Nov. 18 briefing regarding the forthcoming SpaceX CRS-26 cargo mission to the station. A coolant leak in SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle was the reason for the delay.

On November 23, if all goes as planned by NASA and SpaceX, the Dragon spacecraft will arrive at the orbiting outpost. A total of 3,500 kg of supplies and research apparatus will be delivered by the mission. It will feature project designs made by students and supported by the educational outreach initiatives of the ISS National Laboratory.

Additionally, NASA is anticipated to collaborate with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and the Polaris Program to investigate the viability of re-orbiting the Hubble Space Telescope using a SpaceX spacecraft. Hubble and SpaceX’s Dragon spaceship are currently merely theories, and it will take the organizations around six months to determine whether it is technically possible to dock the famous telescope on the spacecraft and transfer it to a different orbit.