SpaceX rocket to roar into orbit to space station

Attempts planned landing at Cape Canaveral site
Posted at 9:40 AM, Feb 18, 2017

SpaceX launched a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad, after the mission was scrubbed due to technical issues on Saturday.

This is the private space agency's 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will carry science research, food and supplies for the space station crew, and hardware to support their mission. 

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The launch is being touted as a historic sendoff.

The Dragon spacecraft liftoff on the company's Falcon 9 rocket would mark the first launch from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A since 2011.

SpaceX also is planning to attempt a controlled landing of the first stage of the rocket back at the Cape Canaveral landing site. 

SpaceX has a contract with NASA to deliver 14 resupply missions to the International Space Station. 

Public viewing will be available at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, State Road 405 Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899.



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