BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update: NASA and SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Coast to the International Space Station Tuesday evening.
The rocket blasted off as scheduled at 8:30 p.m.
See video of the launch below:
Watch Falcon 9 launch Dragon to the @space_station → https://t.co/bJFjLCiTbK https://t.co/rJxLCn8F70— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 15, 2023
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NASA and SpaceX are planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket tonight from Florida’s Space Coast.
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The SpaceX CRS-27 launch is part of NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services mission to bring supplies and other materials to the International Space Station.
The agency plans to deliver supplies, science investigations, and equipment to the Crew-6 team that launched from the Kennedy Space Center last month.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is set to lift off at 8:30 p.m.
If SpaceX is unable to launch Tuesday, a backup launch window will be available Wednesday at 8:08 p.m.
After launching from Florida, the first stage booster of the rocket will attempt to land on SpaceX’s A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
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SpaceX said this will be the seventh flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Hispasat Amazonas Nexus, SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1, and three Starlink missions.
SpaceX Dragon spacecraft should reach the ISS for its delivery Thursday morning.
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Channel 9 will have live coverage of the launch on Eyewitness News.
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