This Week at NASA: SpaceX Dragon Launches to the ISS and More

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This Week at NASA: SpaceX Dragon Launches to the ISS and More.

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on April 8, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to resupply the International Space Station. Among the almost 7,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware being delivered is the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM.

This technology demonstration will study the radiation protection, thermal performance and operations of expandable habitats for possible use on future deep space missions - including the journey to Mars. This is SpaceX's eighth contracted mission to the station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract. Also, NASA Seeds Planted in White House Garden, Grunsfeld Retiring on April 30, Orion Water Impact Testing, SLS "Confidence" Fuel Tank Completed, Environmentally Responsible Aviation and more.

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