Still, the intent alone demonstrated that SpaceX believed it could potentially land a Falcon 9 first stage despite the considerable mass of the satellite, effectively a 15% capability upgrade that would allow SpaceX to recover boosters after all but a tiny proportion.
"What's really great about it is that it's becoming the norm", Jessica Jensen said.
SpaceX is set to launch around 5,800 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. SpaceX's first satellites are expected to come online next year.
The experiment is important as there are thousands of pieces of space debris circulating the planet - many travelling faster than a speeding bullet - posing a risk to valuable satellites and even the International Space Station itself.
Briton charged with attacking Australian rugby ace named
Rugby Australia (RA) later identified Stannard as the victim of the attack and said they were co-operating with police. Oliver was granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on Thursday, April 19.
Price sharp as Red Sox shut out Rays
The two-time All-Star was in danger of falling to 2-13 lifetime against Boston before Span delivered his first hit as a Ray. Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run and Hanley Ramirez was 2-for-4 with two strikeouts for Boston.
Steve Smith booed, called 'cheat' during South Africa departure
He has covered a lot off from what was said between me and the players during the match. Bancroft received a nine-month ban from worldwide and provincial cricket .
The cargo included materials that ISS astronauts would use to conduct experiments on how human beings and plants behave in space, the agency said.
Dragon will arrive at the orbiting outpost around 7 a.m. Wednesday.
You can watch live coverage of the Dragon's arrival here at Space.com starting at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT), courtesy of NASA TV.
After the capture, ground commands will be sent from mission control in Houston for the station's arm to rotate and install it on the bottom of the station's Harmony module, as per reports. The first stage safely separated and fell back to the Earth. (1,800 kg) of cargo, SpaceX officials said in a statement.
The Dragon is scheduled to berth with the station early April 4 and remain at the station for a month. There's also the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) which helps researchers better understand and observe thunderstorms and upper-atmospheric lightning from the ISS. This "Multi-use Variable-g Platform" has built-in carousels that can produce up to 2 Gs of artificial gravity, or two times the pull of Earth's gravity, according to NASA's description. These projects range from a test bed for growing plants to the new Veggie PONDS experiment for passive nutrient delivery. It's also a fantastic example of the unique expertise found in the UK's growing space sector and the value that it adds to worldwide projects. You can read about more experiments on CRS-14 here. It will carry supplies to NASA's International Space Station, located 250 miles above Earth.