• SpaceX -- which is headed by Musk -- has made seven trips to the ISS under a contract the company has with NASA. It is the first company to complete a return trip to the space station, a feat previously achieved by only governments.
  • The failed cargo flight was carrying more than 2 tons of supplies, including 1,500 pounds of food and provisions for the crew aboard the space station.
  • In a statement, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the failure of the resupply mission will not affect the safety of the astronauts on board. Current supplies should last for several months and resupply flights by other operators are scheduled in coming months.

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