NEXT LAUNCH: Falcon 9 on August 13

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SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, August 13. The instantaneous launch window is 12:57 p.m. EDT (1657 GMT).

The Falcon 9 is to carry an unmanned Dragon spacecraft into Earth orbit on a cargo-carrying mission to the International Space Station. The launch is being conducted as part of a Commercial Resupply Services contact SpaceX has with NASA. Liftoff will take place from Kennedy Space Center’s historic pad 39A. A few minutes after launch, while the Falcon 9’s second stage continues to speed the Dragon capsule into space, the Falcon 9 first stage will return to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and attempt a soft touchdown at Landing Zone 1.

Please note: The launch schedule is a never a sure thing until the rocket actually lifts off. We will update this page as best we can with news of any schedule changes.

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