Nearly 4,300 pounds of supplies are inbound to the ISS. The ISS’ robotic arm will grab the Dragon capsule on Friday at 7:00 am EDT. The crew will unload the supplies in the day following the successful docking.
Several experiments are also being delivered to the ISS on Friday. Some of these center around Scott Kelly’s one-year stay on the ISS. These include experiments on bone cells in mice and how fluid moves around in the body. NASA officials are always looking for ways to negate the impacts of microgravity on astronauts.
The next attempt to land the first stage rocket is set for June 2015
SpaceX will give it another go on June 19 at 1:51 PM EDT. That’s the target date for the CRS-7 resupply mission to the ISS.
Several more tons of supplies will be delivered including new experiments and technology research.
And, SpaceX will give their landing another go. Tuesday’s landing was almost perfect. Barring bad weather, SpaceX should have no problem sticking the landing in June.