WATCH: SpaceX Launches Rocket, First Stage Crashes Off Cape Canaveral Coast
By Space Coast Daily // December 5, 2018
rocket launched at 1:16 p.m. ET
ABOVE VIDEO: On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, SpaceX launched its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, SpaceX launched its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station.
Liftoff occurred at 1:16 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
Dragon is filled with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur onboard the orbiting laboratory. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about 10 minutes after liftoff and will attach to the space station on Saturday, December 8.
The Dragon spacecraft for the CRS-16 mission previously supported the CRS-10 mission in February 2017.
Engines stabilized rocket spin just in time, enabling an intact landing in water! Ships en route to rescue Falcon. pic.twitter.com/O3h8eCgGJ7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2018
Coverage of the launch was shown on Space Coast Daily TV.
Coverage of Dragon’s rendezvous with the space station will begin at about 5:00 a.m. ET, on Saturday, December 8.
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