SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

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Space X's Dragon Capsule arrives at the International Space Station.

After several attempts earlier, SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft for its 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The astronaut had, however, assisted his colleague Anne McClain two weeks ago to catch another cargo ship.

"To all the teams around the world, we welcome to the ISS the Dragon spacecraft", Saint-Jacques replied.

Hans Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice-president was present at the launch site and at some point in time, he left this control post and run outside to watch the rocket as it made its way into the night sky.

During their scientific experiment, they will measure and compare the growth of the various seeds.

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The seeds will only stay there for a month, according to what the Canadian Space Agency said in a release, along with breath and blood samples for a Canadian health probe that wants to see what impact living in space has on the bone marrow of astronauts.

The booster should have been stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force in Florida, but SpaceX is still in the process of cleaning up after the April 20 incident that blew up an empty crew Dragon capsule.

The capsule's SuperDraco launch-abort thrusters were just a half-second from firing when the blast occurred. The spacecraft has a small space station emblem on its side indicating its previews flight in 2017.

The delivery was a few days late because of electrical power shortages that cropped up first at the space station, then at SpaceX's rocket-landing platform in the Atlantic. The Dragon capsules are the only ones capable of coming back to Earth intact.

With the Dragon safely in hand, flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston planned to take over, operating the Canadian-built space crane by remote control to pull the Dragon in for berthing at the Earth-facing port of the station's forward Harmony module.

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