Liquid Oxygen Loading Begins

crs-10-screebgrab1SpaceX operators are now loading liquid oxygen aboard the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. The propellant will be mixed with the RP-1 kerosene fuel to power the nine Merlin engines of the first stage. The second stage, powered by a single Merlin, burns a similar combination to place the Dragon spacecraft and its cargo into orbit.

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