SpaceX CRS6 Launches to the ISS This Monday



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LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 16:33 EDT (20:33 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9, version 1.1 rocket will be launching from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40 or “SLICK-40”), Florida as part of CRS-6 (SpaceX-6 or SpX-6) to resupply the International Space Station. This, the eighth dragon capsule (Dragon C-8) will be grappled and berthed to the Earth facing Harmony module or “Node 2” on April 15, where it will deliver nearly 5000 lbs. of supplies to the ISS. It is then scheduled to be released after about a month when it will return almost two tons back to Earth where is will make splashdown off the coast of Baja California.

This will be Space-X’s 6th of 12 contracted ISS resupply missions, 8th Dragon capsule (Dragon C-8), the Falcon 9’s 17th flight “F9-17”, the Falcon 9…

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