Teams with NASA and SpaceX completed the final major review before launch – the Launch Readiness Review – for the company’s 25th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. At the conclusion of the review, teams confirmed the target launch time of 8:44 p.m. EDT tomorrow, July 14. Tune in to the agency’s website at 8 p.m. EDT today, Wednesday, July 13, to hear from NASA and SpaceX officials during a prelaunch teleconference.
- Dana Weigel, deputy program manager, International Space Station Program, NASA
- Heidi Parris, associate scientist, International Space Station Program, NASA
- Benjamin Reed, senior director, Human Spaceflight Programs, SpaceX
- Brian Cizek, launch weather officer, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft will lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida to deliver more than 5,800 pounds of crew supplies, equipment, and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory. Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron are currently predicting a 70% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. Primary weather concerns are the cumulus cloud rule and flight through precipitation.