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Follow along: SpaceX CRS-8 launch and landing

Posted by Jason Davis

08-04-2016 11:56 CDT

Topics: commercial spaceflight, mission status, International Space Station

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

Posted by Jason Davis on 2016/04/07 05:36 CDT | 5 comments

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.

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

Posted by Jason Davis on 2016/04/05 06:31 CDT | 1 comment

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.

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