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Jason DavisApril 8, 2016

Follow along: SpaceX CRS-8 launch and landing

Thanks for following along with The Planetary Society as SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. 

Watch: SpaceX CRS-8 launch

Launch: Friday, April 8, 4:43 p.m. EDT (20:43 UTC)
Instantaneous launch window

NASA TV coverage starts 3:00 p.m.
Backup launch opportunity Saturday, April 9, 4:20 p.m.

Berthing: Sunday, April 10
NASA TV coverage begins 5:30 a.m. EDT 
Dragon installation approximately 9:30 a.m.

Return to Earth: May 11

Our preview stories:

Live mice, cabbage, and a drone ship: Your SpaceX Dragon launch preview

Jason Davis • April 07, 2016 • 5

Tomorrow afternoon, SpaceX plans to launch its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for the first time since a catastrophic accident last June.

All about BEAM, the space station's new inflatable module launching Friday

Jason Davis • April 05, 2016 • 1

This Friday, SpaceX plans to launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the ISS. Packed inside Dragon's trunk is a new inflatable station module called BEAM, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module.

NASA TV live:

Read more: commercial spaceflight, mission status, International Space Station

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