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SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carried up 'mighty mice' and a new robot companion to the International Space Station

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

On Sunday morning, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station in orbit.
The spacecraft's re-supply mission carried up 5,700 pounds of gear to the ISS, including equipment for 38 different science experiments and a new robotic companion.
Once of those experiments involves observing how genetically engineered "mighty mice" with twice the normal muscle mass respond to living in space.
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A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station at 5:05 a.m. Eastern time Sunday morning.
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SpaceX resupply mission reaches International Space Station

SpaceX resupply mission reaches International Space Station

1 month ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

SpaceX's Dragon supply ship in the grasp of the International Space Station's robotic arm Sunday. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now
A commercial Dragon supply ship loaded with genetically-enhanced mice, a beer brewing experiment, a CubeSat developed by Mexican students and other scientific research payloads arrived at the International Space Station Sunday.
The SpaceX-owned robotic cargo freighter completed a three-day trek from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral with 5,769 pounds of supplies, experiments and hardware for the space station and its six-person crew.
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