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Today’s Deep Space Extra

3 Apr 2018, 13:24 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A new cargo mission is expected to reach the International Space Station early Wednesday. Astronomers find the most distant star yet and a huge Mercury like planet.
Human Space Exploration
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon spacecraft embark on second flight to ISS
Florida Today (4/2): A NASA contracted SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon cargo vessel lifted off Monday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on a 5,800 pound resupply mission to the International Space Station. Arrival is expected early Wednesday. Both the Falcon 9 core stage and Dragon had flown previous Space Station cargo missions.
New research heading to Space Station aboard 14th SpaceX resupply mission
NASA (4/2): The latest cargo mission to the International Space Station, launched on Monday, will support dozens of science experiments, ranging from a new plant growth strategy for supplying future astronauts with fresh nutrients and cleansing their air of carbon dioxide to slowing bone loss in the absence of gravity. Others will study a new technique for assessing the effectiveness of medications and producing metal structures from powders and heat that does not include a liquid state. A new external space station instrument will study ...

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