Photos: SpaceX supply ship poised for blastoff

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, standing 208 feet tall, is mounted on a Cape Canaveral launch pad for liftoff with a fresh package of supplies and research experiments for the International Space Station.

The kerosene-fueled launcher was counting down to takeoff at 10:21 a.m. EDT (1421 GMT) Sunday to kick off the Dragon supply ship’s two-day pursuit of the space station. These images were captured early Sunday as SpaceX prepared to fuel the two-stage rocket.

Photo credit: Walter Scriptunas II / Scriptunas Images

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