The American aerospace company SpaceX sent a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS)
What is known
November 26 at 21:On 20 (EET), a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral. 8 minutes after launch, the first stage successfully returned to Earth and landed at the Just Read the Instructions site in the Atlantic Ocean.
Falcon 9 launches Dragon to the @space_station pic.twitter.com/yvh5C9U5AV
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 26, 2022
National Aeronautics Administration andNASA's Veggie Program is experimenting with growing plants in space. To continue the project, Dragon delivered Red Robin tomato seeds to the ISS. The astronauts will try to grow them on the station.
LIVE: @SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is delivering @ISS_Research experiments and a new set of unfurling solar arrays to the @Space_Station.
Docking is scheduled for 7:30am ET (1230 UTC). #CRS26 https://t.co/rN2L0lrdwH
— NASA (@NASA) November 27, 2022
In addition to seeds, the spacecraft delivered to the ISSscientific research equipment, food and iROSA solar panels, which will be used in the process of upgrading the orbital station. The astronauts have already integrated two iROSA cells, and a total of six batteries are planned to be installed.
Docking confirmed – Dragon has arrived at the @space_station!
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 27, 2022
On November 27 at 14:30 (EET), the spacecraft successfully docked with the ISS. Dragon will remain on the station for 45 days.