Friday, March 1, 2013
SpaceX Falcon Lifts Off Successfully In Second Resupply Mission
Chalk up another successful launch for SpaceX, the commercial rocket firm founded by technology mogul Elon Musk. SpaceX's latest mission--a resupply mission to the International Space Station--took off successfully from Cape Canaveral Friday morning, the second, official resupply mission for the company. The SpaceX CRS-2 mission took off at 10:10AM EST from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station launch complex, on a mission to deliver 1,200 pounds of supplies to the ISS. The spacecraft's Dragon spacecraft is expected to return around 2,300 pounds of cargo on March 25th, off the coast of Baja California.