SpaceX Pad39A Event

NASA/Kim Shiflett2017-02-17


Washington, DC, United States

Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, speaks to members of the news media at Launch Complex 39A. At left is Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana. At right is Timothy Hughes, senior vice president and general counsel for SpaceX. On Feb. 18, a Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft atop is scheduled to lift off from the launch pad for the SpaceX CRS-10 mission. The historic site is where American astronauts first launched to the moon and was last used in 2011 for the final mission of the Space Shuttle Program. In April 2014, NASA officials signed a 20-year property agreement with SpaceX for use and operation of the launch pad for their Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. The SpaceX CRS-10 liftoff is another milestone further establishing Kennedy as a premier, multi-user spaceport. The Dragon spacecraft will deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies and research materials to the space station.


  • Title: SpaceX Pad39A Event
  • Creator: NASA/Kim Shiflett
  • Date Created: 2017-02-17
  • Location: Pad 39A
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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