SpaceX successfully launched a rocket Friday to deliver supplies for the International Space Station.
It was the second mission for both the Dragon capsule and the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage. The capsule was used in July 2016 for a delivery to ISS, while the booster was used this past April to deploy a satellite for NASA. SpaceX’s turnaround on using the booster again was just ten weeks, fastest ever for the company. SpaceX did not retrieve the booster for another flight, as it’s phasing out the model for new technology.
The 6,000 pounds of cargo hauled for the mission included a robot with artificial intelligence bound for space, genetically identical mice, and coffee for the crew of ISS. The shipment is expected to reach the station by Monday.
The rocket was launched early Friday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Check out the launch video below.