Mission to Space Station eyed for March

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Expedition 32 commander, outfits the International Space Station. Photo by NASA
Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, Expedition 32 commander, outfits the International Space Station. Photo by NASA

Today, NASA announced its targeting Fri., March 1, as the launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station. The launch is currently scheduled for 10:10 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The mission is to resupply the station via a capsule called Dragon, with more than 1,200 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo.  The Dragon will attach itself to the station for three weeks, then splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja, Calif.,  on March 25, with more than 2,300 experiment samples and equipment, according to NASA.

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