Falcon 9, Dragon Set for Tuesday Morning Launch

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are prepared for Tuesday’s planned launch, and the International Space Station is ready to receive the cargo that will be sent aloft on the resupply flight, NASA and SpaceX officials reported today.

Launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on the SpaceX CRS-5 mission is scheduled for 6:20 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40.

Clouds across the launch area are expected to thin out, and forecasters with the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron are predicting a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions at launch time.

Join us right here tomorrow at 5 a.m. EST for live updates from the countdown.

13 thoughts on “Falcon 9, Dragon Set for Tuesday Morning Launch”

    1. Hello Pablo,
      Yes KSC is just to the north of Cape Canaveral launch facility. Anywhere along US route 1 south of Titusville is great and there’s no hassle after the launch when trying to get back to the mainland.

    1. Hi Lindy,
      Yes there is always a chance of having to reschedule. The next available launch would be Friday.
      The weather is improving at the cape so it should not be a factor.

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