Florida launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon cargo mission to the ISS
WASHINGTON, 14 Aug — RIA Novosti. Booster Falcon 9 SpaceX was launched from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral (USA, Florida) with a cargo Dragon mission to the International space station (ISS), the broadcast start leads the NASA website.
We have LIFTOFF! @SpaceX”s #Dragon spacecraft leaves Earth to deliver science and supplies to @Space_Station. Watch: https://t.co/xb3hu5HIV4 pic.twitter.com/iLlIgd4iW7
— NASA Kennedy / KSC (@NASAKennedy) August 14, 2017
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The launch vehicle was given to the estimated 12:31 (19:31 GMT). Approximately three minutes after the start has occurred the regular separation of the first stage of the rocket. She needs to land near the launch site.
The cargo ship will deliver to the ISS about 3 tons of cargo, including food, basic necessities and materials for scientific experiments.
Dragon docking with the orbital station is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16.