Loading

A Falcon 9 rocket cuts its way through the clouds over Space Launch Complex 40 carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit.

NASA

NASA

A Falcon 9 rocket cuts its way through the clouds over Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit. Launch was at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, built both the rocket and capsule for NASA's first Commercial Resupply Services, or CRS-1, mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX CRS-1 is an important step toward making America’s microgravity research program self-sufficient by providing a way to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including science experiments, to and from the orbiting laboratory. NASA has contracted for 12 commercial resupply flights from SpaceX and eight from the Orbital Sciences Corp. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/living/launch/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson

Show lessRead more
  • Title: A Falcon 9 rocket cuts its way through the clouds over Space Launch Complex 40 carrying a Dragon capsule to orbit.
  • Owner: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile