Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4-East at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The mission will launch the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich oceanography satellite for NASA, the European Space Agency, the European Commission, Eumetsat, and NOAA. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.
SpaceX performed a dramatic high-altitude test flight Sunday of the company’s Crew Dragon capsule over Florida’s Space Coast, testing the human-rated ship’s ability to escape a rocket failure and save its crew before two NASA astronauts strap in for a flight to the International Space Station as soon as this spring.