Space Coast, FL – SpaceX lifted off a brand new Falcon 9 rocket booster as well as a new Dragon 2 spacecraft. The mission is to send food, supplies, science and research to the International Space Station. The name, CRS-22 (Cargo Resupply Services 22). Launch occurred at 1329:15 EDT (1729:15 UTC) from LC-39A on NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Under the CRS-2 contract, this marks the twenty-second mission for SpaceX with NASA. The Dragon spacecraft will make it's way to the ISS and is expected to dock on June 5, 2021. You may find out more of what's on board here.
This marks the one-hundred and twenty-first mission of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It successfully landed on ASDS (Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship) Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket booster will soon make it's way back to Port Canaveral, Florida, USA. Arrival of the Falcon 9 can be anywhere from 48-72 hours, seas and weather permitting.
For the next launch coming up is, again, SpaceX with a two times reused Falcon 9 rocket booster. The payload is the Sirius XM 8 satellite and mission name, SXM-8. You can find details about that launch on our launch schedule page or the mission overview page.
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