SpaceX Falcon 9 International Space Station Resupply Launch Set For June 28
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2015
from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FLORIDA – SpaceX’s International Space Station next resupply mission is scheduled for liftoff at 10:21 a.m. on Sunday, June 28 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Falcon 9 is SpaceX’s two-stage rocket manufactured to successfully transport satellites and their Dragon spacecraft into orbit. Currently the only rocket fully designed and developed in the 21st century, Falcon 9 delivers payloads to space aboard the Dragon spacecraft or inside a composite fairing.
Safety and mission success were critical in the design of the Falcon 9 Rocket.
With a minimal number of separation events and nine first-stage Merlin engines, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is designed so that even if two of the engines shut down, the rocket can still operate.
In 2012, SpaceX became the first commercial company to rendezvous with the International Space Station.
Although these flights have been unmanned, SpaceX continues to work toward their goal of one day carrying astronauts to space in Dragon’s pressurized capsule.
To date, they have completed eight of eight attempted missions successfully.
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