The Massive Image: A Dragon heads to the Worldwide Area Station

The Big Picture: A Dragon heads to the International Space Station

The final time SpaceX’s Dragon visited the Worldwide Area Station, they introduced alongside some nifty presents that included the first zero-g 3D printer. SpaceX captured this photograph of Dragon lifting off from Cape Canaveral in September on its fourth business resupply mission to the orbital outpost. The corporate is planning one other launch on Friday. What does Elon Musk have up his sleeve this time? They will try and land a Falcon 9 rocket booster on an “autonomous spaceport drone ship” (i.e., a barge). Will this loopy concept work? Musk estimates a 50–50 probability of success. Tune in on Friday to learn how it goes.

[Picture credit score: SpaceX]

Autonomous spaceport drone ship. Thrusters repurposed from deep sea oil rigs maintain place inside 3m even in a storm. pic.twitter.com/wJFOnGdt9w

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 22, 2014

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