CRS-10 Mission In Photos (Ongoing)
by SpaceX Article
Review by Charles Mohapel
SpaceX, NPR.com News ISBN/ITEM#: CM170222SPACEX
Date: 22 February 2017
On February 19, 2017, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A. Plans were for it to rendevous with the International Space Station in order to deliver nearly 5,500 lbs of cargo and supplies. While the launch and successful return to Earth of the Falcon 9 rocket, the Dragon spacecraft failed to rendevous on Wednesday February 22, 2017 and will attempt again on Thursday February 23rd.
At 9:39:00 am ET on February 19, 2017, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon spacecraft, lifted off from Launch Complex 39A to deliver nearly 5,500 lbs of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station. This marked SpaceX's first launch from Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad, and the first launch from LC-39A since July 8, 2011 when Atlantis lifted off for the final flight of the Shuttle Program.
Over the next two days, Dragon will conduct a series of height adjust and coelliptic burns to bring it closer to the International Space Station, culminating with capture of Dragon by the station's robotic arm and berthing of the spacecraft to the Harmony module of the International Space Station. For about a month, crew members will unload the spacecraft and reload it with cargo to return to Earth.
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