December 5 .. America launches a vehicle to the International Space Station

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December 5 .. America launches a vehicle to the International Space Station

The American company “SpaceX” plans to launch a cargo vehicle to the space station, NASA announced, Friday.

The agency said in a statement: “SpaceX plans to launch its twenty-first shipment of cargo to the International Space Station. This shipment is supposed to be launched on board a Dragon vehicle on the fifth of next December, at 11:39 local time for the launch base (19). : 39 Moscow time) “.

The statement added, “This vehicle will carry scientific research equipment, NASA equipment, and supplies of water and food to the station for the pioneers who are there.”

The agency’s statement continued: “This vehicle will be launched by a Falcon 9 missile, and 12 minutes after launch, the vehicle will separate from the second stage of the missile to continue on its way and arrive at the station on December 6, where it will join the Harmony unit in which the two astronauts, Kathleen Robins and Victor Glover will be present.” .

The spacecraft is scheduled to spend about a month in Earth’s orbits, after which it will separate from the station and return to Earth with a load from there as well, Russia reported today.

It is worth noting that NASA sent a manned Crew Dragon vehicle to the International Space Station recently on November 17th, and the vehicle carried 3 American astronauts: Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, in addition to the Japanese astronaut, Soichi Noguchi.







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