OFFICIAL SPACEX CRS-5 MISSION PATCH

OFFICIAL SPACEX CRS-5 MISSION PATCH

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SPACEX CRS-5 WAS A CARGO RESUPPLY MISSION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, CONDUCTED BY SPACEX FOR NASA, AND WAS LAUNCHED ON 10 JANUARY 2015 AND ENDED ON 11 FEBRUARY 2015. 

THE DRAGON SPACECRAFT FOR CRS-5 CARRIED 5,108 LBS OF CARGO TO THE ISS. INCLUDED IN THIS WAS 1,080 LBS OF PROVISIONS AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE CREW, 1,581 LBS OF STATION HARDWARE, 1,272 LBS OF SCIENCE EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIMENTS, AND THE 1,089 LB CLOUD AEROSOL TRANSPORT SYSTEM. 

IN AN UNPRECEDENTED TEST FLIGHT,  SPACEX ATTEMPTED TO RETURN  THE NEARLY-EMPTY FIRST STAGE OF THE FALCON 9 THROUGH THE ATMOSPHERE AND LAND IT ON A 90-BY-50-METER (300 FT × 160 FT) FLOATING PLATFORM CALLED THE AUTONOMOUS SPACEPORT DRONE SHIP. SPACEX RELEASED INFORMATION THAT THE ROCKET DID GET TO THE DRONE SPACEPORT SHIP AS PLANNED, BUT "LANDED HARD ... SHIP ITSELF IS FINE"