Live coverage: Falcon 9 rocket fires engines in hold-down test at Cape Canaveral

Live coverage of SpaceX’s preparations for the next Falcon 9 rocket launch from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch a Dragon supply ship with several tons of cargo and experiments for the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

File photo of a Falcon rocket inside SpaceX’s hangar at pad 40. Credit: SpaceX

Check here for live updates on the progress of the Falcon 9 rocket’s static fire test at pad 40.