Dragon Spacecraft to the ISS cmozhete deliver ice cream


07/10/2012

Private space vehicle called the Dragon in his first "commercial" flight to the ISS can deliver the ice cream especially for the crew of the station, told Michael Suffredini director of NASA’s ISS program.

Dragon depart from the spaceport at Canaveral Oct. 7 at exactly 20.34 local time (04.34 MSK on October 8) to the ISS. In May, Dragon flight is performed with the load to the station, but this was considered a flight demonstration.

"We basically discussed sending ice cream, too, if we send there fridges, but I have no idea what exactly it was all over. Perhaps it is there" - said at a press conference Suffredini.

Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, adding that SpaceX can load additional "late" cargo on the ship, and "perhaps the ice cream in it will just be." Booster Falcon9 must be installed with the space shuttle on the launch pad on Sunday to 13.00 local time (21.00 MSK).

It is planned that the space truck takes about 500 pounds of cargo to the ISS, including research equipment. There are plans for the ship back "will take away" almost 2 times more cargo, including approximately 500 kilograms of cargo and science.


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