The multinational crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will have a delicious Thanksgiving meal, thanks to a resupply mission by SpaceX. Unlike the early NASA astronauts who had to eat unappetizing cube-sized bites and semi-liquids, the ISS crew will enjoy a variety of tasty meats, side dishes, and desserts.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule will deliver the Thanksgiving feast to the orbiting outpost, which is located approximately 250 miles above sea level. This demonstrates the advancements in space food technology and the improved quality of meals for astronauts.
In other SpaceX news, the launch of the Starlink satellite constellation has been delayed due to stormy weather and large oceanic swells along the Florida coast. Initially scheduled for Friday, the launch has been rescheduled to a new window extending from late Friday into early Saturday morning. This delay ensures the safety of the mission and the payload.
SpaceX continues to expand the Starlink satellite constellation, providing internet connectivity around the world. The recent launch, known as Starlink 6-28, added 23 more internet-beaming satellites to low-Earth orbit. This brings the total number of Starlink satellites to over 1,000.
Looking ahead, SpaceX has another Falcon 9 rocket launch planned for Tuesday night. This mission will also deploy more Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. The launch window opens at 11 p.m. EST and extends until 3:31 a.m. EST on Wednesday.
SpaceX’s frequent launches and advancements in space technology highlight the company’s commitment to revolutionizing space exploration and communication.