NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the 26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station on 26th November 2022.
Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 70-meter long rocket, containing the hardware for the execution of the Particle Vibration (T-PAOLA) experiment took place from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A at 2:20 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 (7:20 PM UK Time). While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean, the CRS26 SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the space-facing port of the station’s Harmony module at 7:39 a.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2022 (12:20 UK Time), with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada monitoring operations from the station. Pictures and Videos available below! (Courtesy of NASA)
Second stage separation
Dragon Capsule separation from second rocket stage
Dragon Capsule approaching the ISS
Long videos of the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 70-meter long rocket and ensuing docking of the Dragon Capsule containing the hardware of the Particle Vibration (T-PAOLA) experiment are available below!
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