Read Exactly What Was Carried Inside SpaceX's History-Making Journey

By Sam Biddle on at

We made a lot of hoopla over the recent SpaceX launch—and for good reason. A private company has done for the first time what previously took the efforts of enormous governments. It put cargo in space! But what exactly? says a total of 1,455lbs of stuff was hauled up to the International Space Station—primarily grub for those hungry astronauts. We haven't found a way to replace them with androids—and besides, we have reason to believe that won't end well—so food will continue to be a huge (and hugely expensive) portion of space freight. So, SpaceX took up 674 pounds of food, providing 117 "standard meals" and 45 "low sodium" meals. The rest? Sophisticated sounding stuff like a "NanoRacks Module 9" and JAXA Multiplexer. Read the full cargo manifest below. [NASA via Tested]

Main Spacex Manifest 042012