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SpaceX brings avocados, ants and a robotic arm to the International Space Station

SpaceX brings avocados, ants and a robotic arm to the International Space Station

  • This weekend, a SpaceX rocket capsule left for the International Space Station with, among other things, avocado, ice cream, ants, brine shrimp and a robotic arm.
  • This is the 23rd flight that Elon Musk has undertaken for NASA.
  • Ants and Brine Shrimp are from The Girl Scouts and are for experimentation.

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space company, has launched a rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying more than 2,000 kilograms of cargo.

It’s about the 23rd delivery of SpaceX to NASA with avocados, ice cream, ants and a robotic arm included, Mildt News Agency. Food and other products intended for Seven astronauts on the International Space Station, which, among other things, looks at how food is grown in space.

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Many of the materials SpaceX takes with it is for research. This is how the Girl Scouts were Ants, shrimp and seedlings Sent to experiment on the space station.

One experiment is to look at how tomatoes and other plants grow in a weightless environment, while astronauts use ants to see what it’s like to tunnel behavior of insects in space. They are studying brine shrimp to see if the crustaceans can eventually be grown in space to provide astronauts with fresh protein.

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The astronauts will use the robotic arm of Japanese startup Gitai for repairs and other small tasks, Mildt Mainichi Shimbun. Gitai’s chief technology officer, Toyotaka Kozuki, tells the newspaper that future models may be able to go into space on their own to repair satellites, build lunar bases, and extract resources from the lunar surface.

The launch of the rocket capsule was supposed to take place on Saturday, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Finally, the rocket took off at 3.14 am local time at night from Saturday to Sunday From the launch facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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