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Christmas dinner is on its way to the International Space Station

Christmas dinner is on its way to the International Space Station

One will carry the Chang'e 4 mission - an attempt to make the first-ever successful landing on the far side of the Moon. It's the first time that's happened since the groundbreaking launch of the company's Falcon Heavy spacecraft in February.

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.

Videos swirling across the internet shows that the booster got out of the control as it headed towards the designated landing spot. SpaceX engineers were less happy with the first-stage booster which dropped into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, missing its designated landing zone on ground.

The SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 Block 5 was launched from Vandenberg AFB in California at 10:34 Pacific time on Monday (20:34 Kyiv time), reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference for a New time. The Dragon capsule, which previously traveled to the Space Station in February 2017, will be loaded with almost three tons of equipment, food, spare parts and scientific experiments.

A Falcon 9 begins to spin wildly on its landing approach.

Los Angeles, New York among eight cities in new XFL
McMahon said there is a long term financial commitment to the XFL, and that the game play will be innovative and exciting. It did not give details on how the league will be different than the NFL but said research is underway.

At the moment of liftoff, the space station was flying 250 miles above the Indian Ocean south of Australia, but the plane of its orbit was sweeping across the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as the Earth rotated under it. Hydraulic pump meant for landing fins stopped functioning.

Just minutes after the crash, Brevard County Emergency Management issued a statement that the "unscheduled water landing" posed no hazard to local residents.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the booster appeared to be undamaged. Although it is nearly without a doubt too early to actually know if the booster is in good enough condition to ever fly again, Musk seemed to directly suggest that it could eventually relaunch in support of an "internal SpaceX mission", basically either Starlink or tech development.

"Plan is to dry them out and launch again", Musk tweeted.

Hundreds of people lined West Ocean Avenue just outside of Lompoc and Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3 to witness a historic SpaceX rocket launch.


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