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For SpaceX, the liftoff of its Dragon-topped Falcon 9 rocket at 5:07 p.m. EDT (2107 GMT) signaled the beginning of its 11th commercial resupply services (CRS) mission under a contract with NASA. The launch is set for 5:07 pm ET from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
It will carry with it almost 6,000 pounds of supplies for astronauts, along with science experiments and research investigations.
Reusing it is in line with the company's long-term goal of significantly reducing spaceflight costs through multiple uses of its equipment.
Over the past year and a half, SpaceX has gotten the knack of having its Falcon 9 first-stage boosters fly themselves back for landings and recoveries. "For [SpaceX], it's the seventh launch this year, and you can tell that we picked up the rate significantly", Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of flight reusability at SpaceX, said in a prelaunch briefing on Wednesday (May 31). It's the first time a Dragon has been reused for a flight, making SpaceX the first private company to send a vehicle into orbit for a second time.
Before Dragon arrives at the space station, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft will depart the station Sunday, June 4.
The supplies for special experiments include live mice to study the effects of osteoporosis and fruit flies for research on microgravity's impact on the heart.
SpaceX is wasting no time on their mission to reinvent and revitalize space travel.
Reusing a Dragon capsule is "one more piece of the puzzle" in creating a fully reusable launch system, said Marco Caceres, senior space analyst at the Teal Group. With a growing stockpile of recovered rockets, the company is slowly starting to send them back into space. When this refurbished Dragon reaches the orbiting lab Monday, it will be the first returning craft since the now-retired shuttles.
There also are accusations from opposition Democrats that Trump has tried to obstruct justice and curtail the probes. And the search continues for an Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace the fired James Comey .
But the government finally made a decision to buy 68 for Air India from Boeing , and another 43 for Indian Airlines from Airbus. CBI said that the acquisition allegedly caused a financial loss to the "already stressed" national carrier.
Champions Celtic were 30 points ahead of them in the league table and are yet to lose a domestic game under Brendan Rodgers . Rodgers became only the third Celtic manager after Jock Stein, twice, and Martin O'Neill, to complete the clean sweep.
Larson had only one finish outside of the top 25 this season until Sunday when he finished 33rd. "I made a mistake", he said. Third stage: Denny Hamlin won the third stage, even as Truex continued to dominate, leading 195 of the first 300 laps.
Although Fernando Alonso didn't win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, he most likely won himself some new fans stateside. What's more, Alonso's effort brought its own sense of satisfaction, to say nothing of a mark to improve upon.
If you are old enough to remember, it felt like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson played in practically every Finals in the 1980s. Tolbert also gives us his take on the upcoming Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors .
LAFD crews responded at 11:30 a.m.to the fire, at 11200 Wheatland Ave., in Lopez Canyon, with the fire moving later to 11230 N. The Brentwood neighborhood near the fire is dense with estates belonging to major Hollywood players.
Citing sources, he said: "Voices in support of the embattled president outnumbered his detractors by three to one". The motion was brought by a senior ANC member at the weekend's National Executive Committee meeting.
Saudi Arabia immediately cut diplomatic ties and other Sunni Arab countries in the Gulf have taken a harder line on Iran since. In fact, the Iranian voters did not have any complaints over vote rigging.
Those attending the event can expect delays because there will be fewer entry points into the Convention Center. Prop weapons carried into the four-day Comicon event are supposed to be inspected by security staff.
Jose leaving Griezmann deal to Woodward
But it will not hide the fact that they still have some way to go before they can challenge for the EPL title. "There are a lot of emotions but I think you have to take those emotions and turn them into a positive".
Trump pulling US out of Paris climate deal: Axios
But Trump's daughter Ivanka pressed aides to look at the full picture when considering what withdrawal could mean. Rick Perry, Trump's secretary of energy, has also reportedly argued against leaving the accord.
Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"
The report claimed Goldman paid $0.31 on the dollar, or around $865 million, for bonds PDVSA issued in 2014 and mature in 2022. Goldman's bond purchase is part of a strategy to increase positions in Venezuelan holdings, The Journal's sources said.
'The Bachelorette' recap: Rachel Lindsay meets her men
He showed Rachel a picture of him in third grade then flipped a few pages to reveal an eighth grade version of Rachel . Why do you have to be so nice we can't hate you , Rachel? "But its all good trouble", Bryan added after she laughed.
Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent
Officials believe the suicide bomber responsible for Monday's attack, 22-year-old Salman Abedi , was part of a network . Officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb were published in the New York Times .