Dragon Launches to Station, Cygnus Departs Sunday

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 5:07 p.m. EDT, and Dragon has begun its journey to the International Space Station with an arrival scheduled for June 5. Dragon separated from Falcon 9 about 10 minutes after launch, and solar arrays successfully deployed shortly after separation from the second stage. A post-launch news conference is scheduled to begin on NASA TV at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Before Dragon arrives at the space station, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft will depart the station Sunday, June 4. Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson of NASA will be at the controls of the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Cygnus at 9:10 a.m. NASA TV coverage of the spacecraft’s departure will begin at 8:30 a.m.

For more information on the SpaceX CRS-11 mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex. For more information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station.

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3 thoughts on “Dragon Launches to Station, Cygnus Departs Sunday”

  1. I was wondering about something and only yawl would know. On February 28, 2013, the band 30Seconds To Mars sent the very first single, before release to public, song Up In The Air on the launch of Falcon 9 rocket. Then In March 2013 the band, Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic chatted with Astronaut, Mr. Tom Marshburn of the ISS. Do yawl still have it and do yawl listen to it? Thanks!!

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