PHOTO GALLERY: SpaceX Launches 20th Commercial Resupply Services Mission From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // March 8, 2020
launched Friday, March 6, at 11:50 p.m. EST
WATCH REPLAY: SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft for NASA from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Pad 40 at 11:50 p.m. Friday. The Dragon is packed with supplies for the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 rocket used in this launch was previously used in a mission in December 2019.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX launched its twentieth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-20) on Friday, March 6, at 11:50 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes after liftoff and will attach to the space station on Monday, March 9.
The Dragon spacecraft supporting the CRS-20 mission previously supported the CRS-10 mission in February 2017 and the CRS-16 mission in December 2018, and the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting this mission previously flew on the CRS-19 mission in December 2019.
Following stage separation, SpaceX recovered Falcon 9’s first stage on Landing Zone-1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, marking the company’s 50th landing of an orbital class rocket booster.
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