SpaceX CRS-2

UPDATE: Successful Launch at 10:10 am

image: SpaceX

Liftoff of Falcon 9 on CRS-2 mission – image: SpaceX

CRS-2

Be prepared for the mission.

The launch will be webcast live, with commentary from SpaceX corporate headquarters in Hawthorne, California, at spacex.com/webcast, and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at www.nasa.gov/nasatv. Pre-Launch coverage will begin at 8:30 EDT on NASA TV (40 minutes later on the SpaceX site)

SpaceX is targeting launch for 10:10 AM

“Overview:

After SpaceX’s successful first official resupply mission to the International Space Station last October, SpaceX is set to launch its second Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab. The SpaceX CRS-2 mission is targeting launch at 10:10AM EST Friday, March 1 from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

If all goes as planned, Dragon will arrive at station on Saturday, March 2, where it will be grappled and berthed to the complex for an expected three-week visit. Dragon is scheduled to return to Earth on March 25 for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Baja California. Dragon is the only cargo craft capable of returning a significant amount of supplies from station to Earth, including experiments. – SPACEX”

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