SpaceX rocket set for launch this morning

The goal of the mission is to resupply the International Space Station


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – SpaceX is scheduled to launch  a recycled rocket Friday morning out of Cape Canaveral to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

The private firm has set a tentative launch window for 10:36 a.m. The Falcon 9 rocket, which was used previously in June, is carrying a Dragon spacecraft loaded with 4,800 pounds of cargo.

The Dragon capsule is set to detach from Falcon 9 about 10 minutes after liftoff and then dock at the space station on Sunday.

After separating from the Dragon spacecraft, the unmanned rocket will attempt to return to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to land.

Friday's launch comes after two previous attempts earlier this week were scrubbed.

LIVE ROCKET LAUNCH: SpaceX CRS-13 Cargo Launch to Space Station

LIVE ROCKET LAUNCH! Tune in as we send science and supplies 250 miles above Earth to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket is slated for no earlier than Friday, Dec. 15 at 10:36 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Watch liftoff:

Posted by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, December 15, 2017

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