Live coverage: Falcon 9 ignited for test-firing ahead of launch next week

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.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket during a previous static fire attempt Tuesday on Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad. Credit: Spaceflight Now

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