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SpaceX launches used supply ship on used rocket for NASA

Posted at 9:21 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 21:21:47-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has launched a used supply ship on a used rocket to the International Space Station.
    
The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, hoisting a Dragon capsule full of food, experiments and other station goods for NASA.
    
The Dragon and its 6,000-pound shipment should reach the space station Wednesday. The station astronauts will use a robot arm to grab it.
    
It's the second trip to the orbiting lab for this particular Dragon, recycled following a visit two years ago. The Falcon's first-stage booster also flew before - last summer.
    
SpaceX has combined a recycled Dragon and a recycled Falcon once before. The company aims to reduce launch costs by reusing rocket parts.
    
The space station is currently home to astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan.

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