BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — SpaceX is set to send another Falcon 9 rocket into space on Wednesday.
The launch of the Transporter 5 mission will take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station SLC-40.
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The launch window is from 2:25 p.m. to 3:24 p.m.
The mission will launch numerous small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers headed for a sun-synchronous orbit.
Space Memorial, the pioneer and global leader in memorial spaceflight services, announced that the Ascension Flight will also be part of Wednesday’s launch.
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The Ascension Flight will honor Derek Stephen Yanes from Tampa.
The 46-year-old grew up watching rocket launches from Cape Canaveral and always wanted to be an astronaut. However, due to an unfortunate health issue he was unable to.
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Now his family will be able to grant him his lifelong wish and launch his remains into space.
Falcon 9 is the world’s first reusable, two-stage rocket designed to transport people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond.
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