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From super computer to ice creams – Know what more SpaceX sent to space this Monday!
On Monday, SpaceX restarted its unique efforts to capture the space, this time with a supercomputer and an ice cream in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The rocket was launched on Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Centre and is now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).

And this was not a lightweight one. The rocket which measured 213 feet in height had a payload of more than 2900 kilograms including computer and camera gear, certain components that help in maintaining the life support system present on the ISS, medical equipment; and other provisions for the station's crew including clothing, fresh food and ice creams. NASA had kept some extra freezer space in the rocket which it packed with cups of vanilla, chocolate, some candy bars and a birthday cake ice cream.

Using more than 1.7 million pounds of thrust, the rocket soared in to the sky and completed the first stage of its journey by detaching from the boosters at an altitude of 65 kilometres.

SpaceX, the company known for reusing the material it uses in its rockets has also kept up that part in this rocket. Even though the rocket launched was a fresh one, its landing legs were created from a previously flown mission.

This launch has taken the number of missions accomplished to 39 since the company entered the orbits of space industry. What is even more heartening is that out of these 39 missions, 38 have been able to succeed in their primary objectives.

Also, making another jewel for itself, the company has 19 times attempted to land the rocket back intact so that material from it can be reused. And despite failing a couple of times, it has succeeded 14 times out of the total 19 attempts it made.

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