Good afternoon from Florida! The launch teams are prepping the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft for launch today on the sixth commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by the company. Liftoff is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. EDT and there are no technical issues in work at this time. The weather continues to draw a lot of attention today with forecasters calling for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time.
The Dragon is loaded with 4,300 pounds of equipment, experiments and material bound for the station crew. The research equipment will be used off the Earth so astronauts on the station can use it to decipher problems for the people on Earth. We’ll talk more about the science experiments and countdown status as we move through the countdown today. Again, everything looks good right now for this afternoon’s launch of CRS-6 at 4:10 p.m.