Follow along: SpaceX CRS-8 launch and landing
Posted by Jason Davis
08-04-2016 11:56 CDT
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.Berthing: Sunday, April 10
Backup launch opportunity Saturday, April 9, 4:20 p.m.
NASA TV coverage begins 5:30 a.m. EDT
Dragon installation approximately 9:30 a.m.
Return to Earth: May 11
Our preview stories:
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.
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.