July 2016: Special Delivery for the Space Station
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of July 2016.
1. Juno Enters Jupiter's Orbit 2. Train Crash in Italy 3. Special Delivery for Space Station 4. Fires Rage in California 5. Solar Plane Flies Around the World 6. Hot Air Balloon Crash in Texas 7. Flash Floods in Maryland
- Special Delivery for the Space Station
- On July 18, 2016, the SpaceX space station in Florida launches the SpaceX Falcon 9, which will carry two tons of cargo to the International Space Station. The cargo contains biology experiments and precious hardware that is crucial to NASA's plans. The hardware is an IDA, International Docking Adapter, which will allow NASA to send astronauts to the space station from U.S. soil, instead of sending them from Kazakhstan. The previous attempt to send this docking adapter failed and ended in an explosion.
- Photo source: AP Photo/John Raoux