Shortly before the launch was scheduled to take place, SpaceX was forced to scrub the mission due to high upper-level winds and potentially hazardous conditions at sea, where SpaceX's drone ship was to be positioned.
RELL Engineering Development Unit (left) pictured alongside RiTS flight unit that will fly to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-19. "We launch data balloons to measure actual winds".
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.
However, over its lifetime, the space station has accumulated occasional small ammonia leaks at its joints, often as a result of micrometeroids. The robotic tools are on board the station right now.
NASA pays private companies like SpaceX to launch supplies to the station.
Neuman said the toolbox might stow camera inspection equipment, wire cutters or other robotic equipment in the future.
Experiments also doubling as marketing efforts that are being sent to the space station include Anheuser-Busch launching more than 3,500 barley seeds. Space scrubbed Wednesday's launch attempt from Cape Canaveral.
When the Falcon 9 is finally able to fire its Dragon cargo spacecraft into the sky, it will be carrying a whole bunch of awesome gear.
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.