Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule to the ISS live

Budweiser and its parent company Anheuser Busch has been sending barley seeds to the International Space Station since 2017 in hopes of learning how to brew in microgravity.  1462124 1462124

Budweiser and its parent company Anheuser Busch has been sending barley seeds to the International Space Station since 2017 in hopes of learning how to brew in microgravity. 1462124 1462124

"As of now, we're tracking no issues on Falcon 9, none on Dragon and we're on track with regards to timeline", said Jessica Jensen, director of Dragon Mission Management at SpaceX.

SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Thursday afternoon to resupply the International Space Station.

RELL is a robotic tool operated remotely by mission controllers on the ground, created to facilitate space station repairs, but requires crew schedule and airlock availability to bring RELL outside the station with the use of station's Dextre robotic tool.

Outfitted with mass spectrometers capable of "sniffing" out the presence of gases such as ammonia, these robotic tools are used to detect leaks from the station. It also needs to be bought outside the space station using the Dextre robotic arm- used to perform maintenance operations.

The robot hotel is more formally known as the "Robotic Tool Stowage" unit, or the RiTS for short, because NASA loves nothing quite so much as it loves acronyms.

The leak detectors until now have required 12 hours of preparation time in space, once brought through airlocks, to be usable. The beer giant said in 2017 that it wants to be the first beer on Mars.

This Dragon Capsule previously launched the CRS-4 and 12 missions to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002, manufacturers and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft with the goal of "enabling people to live on other planets", the company's website explains.

In January, the capsule is scheduled to re-enter Earth's atmosphere and splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California with 3,600 pounds of return cargo.