Falcon 9 Awaits Afternoon Liftoff

Photo of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Pad 40 prior to launch on CRS-8

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready for liftoff at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in this photo taken earlier today. The rocket will launch a Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 4:43 p.m. EDT; live countdown coverage begins at 3:30 p.m.
Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett