SpaceX is rewriting the history of space travel. On Sunday, two spacecraft from the private entity delivered several materials to the International Space Station (ISS), which includes mighty mice, worms, and many other things as well.
Luca Parmitano, the station commander of the International Space Station(ISS), revealed that they used a robotic arm to carry the spacecraft. Both the spacecraft traveled a whopping distance of around 420 km to reach their destination.
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The space capsule carried the load of 2,720 kg to the International Space Station. The load includes 40 mice for a biological experiment in the ISS. Among these 40, eight are genetically engineered, having two times the original muscle. As a result, scientists are calling them mighty mice.
The loads also carried roundworms, as many as 1,20,000. Scientists will experiment in microgravity to increase their potentials to control pests. The spacecraft carried a huge round robot head having artificial intelligence capabilities. The robot could sense the emotions of the astronauts. Scientists call this robot as Cimon, which aims to work as a helper in the deep space. The American Space Agency, NASA, also sent some Christmas gifts for the six researchers and astronauts present in the International Space Station(ISS). The spacecraft carried beer to the ISS for performing several scientific experiments in the microgravity.
ISS gets its 19 Project
In the short period, SpaceX delivered its 19th delivery project to International Space Station (ISS) for NASA in the last seven years. SpaceX carried out its recent launch from the Air Force Station in California.
The rocket is going to carry a certain amount of load, including the results and equipment of various experiments on its incoming flight to the earth. The cost-effective nature of SpaceX is forcing NASA to carry out more missions through the private organization.
The astronauts present in the International Space Station(ISS) are waiting for another delivery from Russia on Monday.