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Mission or Study ID:   SpaceX_10
Program:
International Space Station (ISS)
Spacecraft/Location:
Dragon
Launch/Start Date:
02/19/2017
Landing/End Date:
03/19/2017
Duration:
28 days

Description
NASA provider SpaceX launched its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station on Sunday, February 19. The SpaceX Dragon launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Dragon spacecraft was filled with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 50 and 51. Among the investigations are experiments with potential to help fight human disease, monitor climate data, and improve autonomous spacecraft docking with the orbiting laboratory.

Research Highlights:
Rodent Research on the International Space Station (ISS) continues with the fourth mission launching aboard SpaceX-10. The science on Rodent Research-4 is sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program and the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the ISS National Laboratory. The primary objectives are to better understand bone healing and bone tissue regeneration and to study the impacts of microgravity on these processes. Experiment results may help to evaluate the practicality of growing complex bone tissues in spaceflight as well as study the effects of microgravity on bone density.