On June 3, SpaceX launched Dragon ship. It delivered to the ISS 2.7-ton cargo, including foodstuffs for the crew and hardware for experiments.
Led by NASA, the vehicle was launched from Cape Canaveral on 3 June about 5 p.m. local time. In approximately 16 hours, Dragon successfully docked with the ISS. It was the second time that Dragon ship entered space. The first one was in 2014. Falcon 9, one more SpaceX development, served as a launch vehicle.
Dragon provided the ISS with 2.7 tons of useful load, including materials for experiments. One of the most significant will be research of space-radiation effect on DNA ordered by China. These tests will be exclusive, as the US ban on cooperation between NASA and PRC is still effective. But experiments will be conducted by Deng Yulin who does not belong to the Communist Party.
Dragon also delivered to the ISS equipment for gaseous combustion under zero gravity. This exploration is aimed at improving fuel quality and efficiency, as well as at decreasing the amount of combustion gases.
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