On February 18, watch Falcon 9 take off at Exploration Tower. Enjoy a beautiful view of an important launch. Tickets are available here for $20.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 12th Dragon spacecraft on an operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under contract with NASA.
The launch was delayed from Feb. 13.
Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. It is the first rocket that has been completely developed in the 21st century. It is designed for maximum reliability, with a two-stage configuration to minimize the number of separation events. It is complete with nine first-stage engines so it has the capability to safely complete its mission even in the event of an engine shutdown.