Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 Heads Toward Station

SpaceX CRS-6 LiftoffA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 at 4:10 p.m. EDT on the sixth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. At the time of launch, the orbiting laboratory was traveling at an altitude of 257 miles over the Great Australian Bight, south of Western Australia.

The spacecraft’s two tons of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations include critical materials to support about 40 of more than 250 science and research investigations during the station’s Expeditions 43 and 44.

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