First Dragon Reflight

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 01:55
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On June 3, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft for the company’s eleventh Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-11) to the International Space Station.

This mission marked the first reflight of a Dragon spacecraft, having previously flown during the fourth Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-4) mission back in September 2014.

This launch also marked the 100th launch from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Previous launches include 11 Apollo flights, the launch of the un-crewed Skylab in 1973, 82 shuttle flights, and five SpaceX launches.

Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 successfully landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Dragon is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Monday, June 5 to be installed on the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module for its month-long stay. You can watch the archived mission webcast below, and find more information about the mission in our press kit. Additional photos are also available on our Flickr page.

Source: OpenX