SpaceX launched a Falcon-9 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft that delivered tomato seeds to the International Space Station

The American aerospace company SpaceX sent a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS)

with 3500 kg of cargo.

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.

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.

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.

On November 27 at 14:30 (EET), the spacecraft successfully docked with the ISS. Dragon will remain on the station for 45 days.