WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Dragon Falcon 9 Launch

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SCHEDULED TO LAUNCH AT 6:20 A.M. TODAY

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: The launch is now targeted for 6:20 a.m., with a live launch webcast commencement during approximately 6 a.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – After 5 successful missions to a International Space Station, including 4 central resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon booster are set to liftoff from Launch Complex 40 during a Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for their fifth central Commercial Resupply mission to a orbiting lab.

The launch is now targeted for Tuesday, Jan 6 during 6:20 a.m. EST. The live launch webcast will start during approximately 6 a.m. EST.

If all goes as planned, Dragon will arrive during a Space Station approximately dual days after liftoff.

Dragon is approaching to lapse to Earth four-and-a-half weeks after for a parachute-assisted splashdown off a seashore of southern California.

Dragon is a usually operational booster able of returning a poignant volume of reserve behind to Earth, including experiments.

Drone spaceport boat heads to a reason position in a Atlantic to ready for a rocket landing. (SpaceX image)

SpaceX is gearing adult for a subsequent large launch. According to Elon Musk, SpaceX’s worker spaceport ship, above, has left a wharf and headed to a reason position in a Atlantic Ocean. On Tuesday, a association will launch a Falcon 9 rocket and try to land it on a 30,000 square-foot ship, with engineers attempting a alighting correctness of 10 meters on any side. SpaceX is a initial association to try a rocket alighting of this scope, nonetheless it has never successfully carried one out. (SpaceX image)

SpaceX CRS-5 is a fifth of 12 SpaceX flights NASA has engaged with a association to resupply a space station. It will be a sixth outing by a Dragon booster to a station.

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The Dragon load booster atop a Falcon 9 is installed with some-more than 3,700 pounds of systematic experiments, record demonstrations and supplies, including vicious materials to support 256 scholarship and investigate investigations that will take place on a hire during ISS Expeditions 42 and 43.


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