Follow the key events of the Falcon 9 rocket’s ascent into orbit from Cape Canaveral on SpaceX’s seventh operational resupply mission to the International Space Station. Exact times for re-entry and landing of the Falcon 9’s first stage have not been released by SpaceX.
Liftoff is set for 10:21:11 a.m. EDT (1421:11 GMT) Sunday.
Ground crews plan to load the final cargo into SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship Saturday after the capsule’s Falcon 9 rocket booster briefly fired up on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral for a flight readiness check.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship loaded with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station — including a critical docking adapter needed by future U.S. crew ships — broke apart in a shower of debris shortly after launch Sunday.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket disintegrated shortly after launch from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, dealing a blow to the entrepreneurial space company and NASA’s supply chain to the International Space Station.