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SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-17

  • Space Launch Complex 40 Centaur Rd FL United States (map)
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Friday, May 3 - 3:12am EDT

Space Launch Complex 40

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the company’s CRS-17 mission to the International Space Station.

The rocket’s first stage will attempt a landing on SpaceX’s Of Course I Still Love You drone ship.


Launching a Dragon cargo spacecraft for NASA

The Dragon capsule will carry science experiments, hardware, and general supplies to support crews aboard the space station.

Falcon 9 staging and landing graphic. Image credit: SpaceX

Falcon 9 staging and landing graphic. Image credit: SpaceX


Cargo Dragon will remain docked at the Space Station for a few months.

The Dragon capsule will rendezvous with the ISS a few days after launch. Astronauts aboard the station will use the Canadarm2 to grapple Dragon and berth the capsule to the ISS. After departure, Cargo Dragon will undock, perform a de-orbit burn, and return experiments, scientific samples, and waste to NASA teams on Earth.

What you can expect:

There's nothing better than rockets and opera... Compilation of the July 18, 2016 launch and landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, sending the Dragon resupply vehicle to the International Space Station. Set to the tune of Tanz, from Carmina Burana!

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