The first ever space station resupply mission by a commercial operator is scheduled for the end of April.
The unmanned Dragon freighter by SpaceX will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket and dock with the station in orbit to offload supplies. "It's just important to appreciate that this is pretty tricky," said cheif designer Elon Musk. "For the public out there, they may not realise that [the] space station is zooming around the Earth every 90 minutes. It's going 17,000mph and you've got to launch up there and rendezvous. You've got to be tracking [the] space station to within inches."
"The flight of the unmanned Dragon freighter is supposed to be just a demonstration, but its success would mark a new era in spaceflight."
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