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SpaceX Dragon Photos: 4th Cargo Mission for NASA

Dragon SpaceX Launch Postponed

NASA

A view of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket atop the pad during fueling for an attempted launch on Sept. 20, 2014. Bad weather at its Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch site in Florida delayed the mission.

Falcon 9, Dragon Go Vertical for SpaceX-4

SpaceX

A close-up look at SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon going vertical on Sept. 19, 2014 ahead of its first launch attempt on Sept. 20.

NASA Rodent Habitat for International Space Station

NASA/Dominic Hart

NASA’s Rodent Habitat module is seen with both access doors open. The device will fly to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September, 2014. Image released May 22, 2014.

Falcon 9 Ready for SpaceX CRS-4 Mission

NASA TV

A daytime view of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo ship on the launch pad.

NASA Model Organisms Briefing

NASA TV

On Sept. 18, 2014 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA held a panel discussion on model organism research flying to the International Space Station on the SpaceX CRS-4 flight.

Bone Densitometer for International Space Station

CASIS

The Bone Densitometer developed by Techshot, Inc. for X-ray testing will travel to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September 2014.

International Space Station-RapidScat

NASA

NASA's International Space Station-RapidScat instrument undergoes testing of its rotating radar antenna in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The radar scatterometer represents the first scientific Earth-observing instrument to be operated from the exterior of the space station. Image released on June 18, 2014.

Advancing Research Knowledge Mission Patch

CASIS

The mission patch for the Advancing Research Knowledge (ARK)-2 research project collection is seen here, developed by COBRA PUMA Golf. The experiments will launch aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the Internatinoal Space Station in September 2014.

Fit Check with Two Rodent Research Modules

NASA/Dominic Hart

An engineer checks out two Rodent Research modules at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. The rodent research system will fly to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September 2014. Image released May 22, 2014.

Made In Space Experiment Box During Zero G Flight

Made In Space, Inc.

Michael Snyder and Aaron Kemmer follow the performance of extruders inside the Made In Space experiment box during a microgravity flight. A Made in Space 3-D printer will fly to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September 2014.

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