SpaceX Launch Coverage

    SpaceX Launch Blog

    Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched from Space Launch Complex-40 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 22, 2012 at 3:44:38 a.m. EDT. The on-time liftoff occurred after a smooth countdown that saw favorable weather and no technical problems. The Falcon 9 carried SpaceX's Dragon capsule, embarking on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station. In addition to berthing with the station and delivering cargo, Dragon must exhibit a range of capabilities to meet two flights' worth of objectives, such as on-orbit maneuvers, rendezvous capabilities and vehicle performance.

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