The mission overview is up offering all the details and fast-facts you need to understand the importance and scientific value of the cargo and equipment headed to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. Launch is scheduled for Friday at 4:43 p.m. EDT.
It’s launch week at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where final preparations are in progress for the planned April 8 liftoff of a SpaceX Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon will carry scientific research and hardware to the International Space Station, as well as supplies for the orbiting laboratory’s Expedition 47 and 48 crews.
Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 40 is targeted for 4:43 p.m. EDT on Friday. A backup opportunity is available Saturday at 4:20 p.m.
The SpaceX CRS-8 mission is the company’s eighth flight under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services Contract.