• SpaceX readies for early morning launch Friday at Cape Canaveral

    By: James Tutten

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX is planning to launch thousands of pounds of supplies, research equipment and hardware to the International Space Station early Friday.

    The launch announcement comes after SpaceX completed a static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday.

    The rocket is set to blast off at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:11 a.m.


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    This launch will mark SpaceX’s 17th mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract to send cargo to the International Space Station.

    WFTV will share coverage of the launch if it happens on Friday on Eyewitness News This Morning.

    SpaceX originally targeted May 1 for the mission, but were asked by NASA to move the launch to Friday.


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