Countdown is progressing smoothly for today’s scheduled launch of the seventh SpaceX commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The rocket is scheduled to lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying about two tons of supplies and science investigations in the cargo Dragon spacecraft. The chance for favorable weather at the 10:21 a.m. EDT liftoff remains at 90% percent.
The two tons of cargo includes critical materials to support more than 35 of about 250 science and research investigations that will occur during the station’s Expeditions 44 and 45 as well as the first of two International Docking Adapters that will enable U.S. commercial crew spacecraft to dock at the orbiting laboratory.
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