The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is finalizing more than two dozen payloads for launch to the orbiting laboratory aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. Many of these payloads are aimed at improving human health on Earth, with several focused on drug development. Additionally, a series of payload from recognizable private sector partners will launch on this mission, hoping to leverage the unique environment of low Earth orbit to improve products for consumers on Earth. Lastly, this launch will include a variety of student experiments and demonstrations, intending to engage and excite the next generation of explorers.
SpaceX’s 18th commercial resupply services mission is currently scheduled to launch no earlier than Wednesday, July 24. Below provides information about the launch and will be continually updated.
Mission: SpaceX CRS-18
Launch date: Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:01 p.m. EDT
Location: Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida