CRS-18 is the eighteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX will fly for NASA under the...
CRS-18 is the eighteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX will fly for NASA under the first CRS contract. In January 2016, NASA announced that SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft were selected to resupply the space station through 2024 as part of a second Commercial Resupply Services contract award. Under the CRS contracts, SpaceX has restored the United States’ capability to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including live plants and animals, to and from the orbiting laboratory. Crew Dragon, a variant of the Dragon spacecraft designed to transport U.S-based crew to and from the space station, completed its first demonstration mission in March 2019.
Falcon 9 Block V
Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
Landing Zone 1 Pad 1, Cape Canaveral, FL