NASA and SpaceX are preparing for the company’s 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station scheduled for liftoff at 4:30 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 2.
Packed with almost 5,800 pounds of research material, crew supplies and hardware, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The official weather forecast from the U.S. Air Force’s 45th weather squadron at Patrick Air Force Base calls for an 80 percent chance for favorable conditions for launch. The primary launch weather concerns are flight through precipitation and cumulus clouds with the showers.
You may follow the prelaunch briefings and the countdown taking place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on NASA Television at: https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
Sunday, April 1
2:30 p.m. EDT – What’s on Board science briefing
4 p.m. EDT – Prelaunch news conference with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing.
Monday, April 2
4 p.m. EDT – Launch coverage begins for liftoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. EDT – Post launch news conference at Kennedy with representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program and SpaceX.
For the latest schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage, visit:
Learn more about the SpaceX resupply mission at: https://www.nasa.gov/spacex