Monday, October 8, 2012

Commercial Resupply Launch

Mission: SpaceX CRS-1
Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 40
Date: October 7
Time: 8:35 p.m. EDT
Description: SpaceX CRS-1 will be the first commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). 

Falcon 9 lifts off
Image above: The SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule lift off Oct. 7. Photo credit: NASA

SpaceX launched the first of a dozen operational missions to deliver supplies to the International Space Station on Oct. 7 for NASA. Launch time came at 8:35 p.m. from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, just a few miles south of the space shuttle launch pads. The spacecraft will be joined to the station three days later.

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