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NASA Schedules 8th SpaceX Resupply Mission Launch for Early April

spacex launchNASA has announced the launch date of the newest resupply service mission of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station as April 8.

The launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be the eighth delivery of supplies under SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the space agency said Friday.

Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon capsule, which will carry scientific research, crew supplies and hardware to ISS for the Expeditions 47 and 48 crews along with Bigelow Expandable Activity Module that will be tested at the space station, NASA added.

According to the space agency, the capsule would then bring back to Earth in May biological samples collected by ISS astronauts during the one-year mission.

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