Answer for: On August 29, which company launched its 21st rocket of the year sending the Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station?
A: Blue Origin
C: Virgin Galactic
A SpaceX shipment of ants, avocados, and a human-sized robotic arm rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, August 29, 2021. A Falcon rocket shot up from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Soon after hoisting the Dragon capsule, it landed straight-up on SpaceX’s newest ocean platform called “A Shortfall of Gravitas.”
The Dragon was carrying over 2,170 kg of supplies and experiments, and fresh food including avocados, lemons, and even ice cream for the space station’s seven astronauts.
Due to COVID-19, SpaceX had to skip a few experiments because of the delays.
NASA turned to SpaceX and other US companies to deliver cargo and crews to the space station, once the space shuttle program ended in 2011.