SpaceX CRS-9 Launch Set for Early Monday

Launch of SpaceX CRS-9 is set for 12:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 18, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This is the company’s ninth scheduled cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

For the latest information on launch status, visit NASA’s SpaceX Launch Blog or the Commercial Resupply website. Live countdown coverage begins at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 on NASA Television as well as on the blog.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is carrying the Dragon spacecraft, packed with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies and payloads to the station, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 48 and 49. For more details about the mission, you can look over the press kit at https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/spacex_crs9_press_kit.pdf.