December 6, 2020

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SpaceX to carry heart tissue fiber optics lab to space station

SpaceX to carry heart tissue fiber optics lab to space station

SpaceX plans to launch cargo to the International Space Station on Sunday morning, including simulated heart tissue for a medical experiment and the first privately owned airlock.

Date: 2020-12-05


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