LAKE MARY, Fla. - NASA and SpaceX are now targeting Saturday, Aug. 28, to launch its 23rd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Dragon spacecraft is scheduled for liftoff at 3:37 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The spacecraft will deliver a variety of NASA science investigations, including a study on preventing and treating bone density loss, an investigation that will test diagnostic devices that could detect and mitigate vision disorders, and a new robotic arm for a demonstration that could reveal potential uses on Earth, including in disaster relief.
The capsule also will deliver concrete, fiberglass composites, and substances that can offer protection against radiation.
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