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International Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission

September 24, 2014 |

September 24, 2014 – Yesterday the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship, launched by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, successfully connected with the International Space Station with over two tons of supplies and equipment for experiments for NASA. Although this is the fourth International Space Station cargo resupply mission by SpaceX, this particular cargo load carried unique items including live mice and the first made-for-space 3-D printer. The observation of the mice will be instrumental in determining the effects of space on bone density, musculature, and other anatomical systems. The 3-D printer may be used to create repair parts or tools that would otherwise need to be supplied from Earth. With VPT parts on board both the Falcon 9 and the Dragon capsule, we congratulate SpaceX on another successful mission. More detailed information as well as a video showing the connection of the Dragon cargo ship can be seen via


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