Falcon 9 launch and landing

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Article By: Matthew Richardson

 

Falcon 9 launch and landing
Falcon 9 launch and landing

SpaceX is planning another Falcon 9 launch on Florida’s Space Coast this week. SpaceX will use its Falcon 9 rocket to launch its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on June 29 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 40.

The launch will be the 17th Dragon spacecraft mission for SpaceX under an agreement with NASA to ship supplies and experiments to the space station. The launch window starts at 5:41 p.m.

Meanwhile, SpaceX is preparing for a test launch of its Crew Dragon capsule — a vehicle that will carry astronauts to space in December from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.

On June 20, SpaceX tweeted a photo of the Crew Dragon being prepped for tests at NASA’s Plum Brook Station testing facility in Ohio to demonstrate its capability to withstand the extreme temperatures and vacuum of space. If that test is successful, the Crew Dragon will be shipped to Florida’s Space Coast. A test launch for the Crew Dragon is scheduled for August.