Photos: Falcon 9 rocket awaits launch from Florida

SpaceX’s 20-story Falcon 9 rocket counts down to launch from Cape Canaveral on Monday with 2.2 tons of gear and experiments for the International Space Station.

The 208-foot-tall launcher will blast off from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad at 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT) to kick off a two-day pursuit of the space station by SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule. The launch will mark the 17th mission of a Falcon 9 rocket and the sixth operational space station resupply run flown by SpaceX.

Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images





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