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02 July, 2018, 07:44 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • Enlarge  SpaceX launches NASA's TESS mission in April 2018. That booster may fly again

It was an especially gorgeous launch, delighting spectators as the rocket plume expanded in the clear night sky like a giant halo, beneath a almost full moon at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission, a cargo run to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The Falcon 9 of SpaceX is set to arrive at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Friday 5:42 AM ET and the dragon is ready to arrive at 7 am ET with the space station on Monday after three days.

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk wants to reduce the cost of space flight by making more parts of the rocket reusable - and with a quick turnaround.

Both vehicles for the mission are previously flown: The booster, a previous-generation Block 4 Falcon 9 known as B1045, launched NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, in April.

"Dragon confirmed in good orbit", SpaceX tweeted about eight minutes after the launch, following completion of the second-stage engine burn.

CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) can speak, respond to spoken commands and has a smiley face on its screen to put crew members at ease.

Airbus established CIMON for Germany's National Space Agency, and the objective is to understand if intellectual bots can collaborate with astronauts to make working life simple in space.

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Team Sky has responded, saying: "We are confident that Chris will be riding the Tour as we know he has done nothing wrong".

Hovering at the astronauts' eye level, its front camera can detect if the person in front of it is indeed Gerst, or someone else.

It is also created to interpret his emotional state.

US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft Friday morning on a mission to take supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) as well as an Artificial Intelligence (AI) robot.

The spacecraft will also deliver a Canadian-made Latching End Effector spare that is similarly built to the robotic arm the Canadarm2 uses to grapple spaceships and to roam the orbiting outpost. However, it will also show images or videos as needed.

The launch marks the final time SpaceX will use one of its Block 4 rockets, which debuted in August 2017, as the company now looks to use its Block 5 boosters.

With any luck, the rocket can be reused up to 100 times.

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