First SpaceX Space Station resupply mission launch streaming live

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo spacecraft are set to lift off in a few short minutes, as the company begins its CRS commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for 8:34PM EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and is streaming right now on NASA’s website.

The mission is the first of twelve scheduled resupply flights, a contract with NASA worth $ 1.6 billion. While this is the first commercial voyage, the company successfully docked with the ISS back in May as part of a test flight, following multiple delays. The craft is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday and begin unloading its 1,000 pounds of supplies, before returning late in the month with some 1,200 pounds of…

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