CRS-8 Launch Info

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Targeted Launch Time: Friday, April 8 at 4:43pm ET

(Fri, Apr 8 2016 4:43 PM EDT — Fri, Apr 8 2016 5:00 PM EDT)

About CRS-8

“SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon spacecraft to low Earth orbit to deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. SpaceX is targeting an afternoon launch of its eighth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-8) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The instantaneous launch window opens on April 8th at 4:43pm ET, and a backup launch window opens at 4:20pm ET on April 9th. Dragon will be deployed about 10 minutes after liftoff and attach to the ISS about two days after launch. Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 will attempt an experimental landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.” —SpaceX

The flight will also be delivering BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module)the ISS.
About BEAM

Watch webcast:  SpaceX Webcast
Youtube: Hosted Webcast
                   non-hosted with Countdown and telemetry

Excellent Info can be found here about the landing: Landing FAQ at Reddit

Countdown Clock: SpaceX Stats

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