SpaceX Launches 9 Rocket From NASA
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the CRS-10 Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, on 19 February 2017, at 14:39 UTC (09:39 EST). The CRS-10 mission is SpaceX’s first launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Centre and its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-10) to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
This morning I watched the SpaceX launch on NASA TV. I remember watching launches since the 60’s. The rocket would launch and when the first stage was finished it would hopefully fall back safely into the ocean pretty much lost forever. Today’s launch was something we only dreamed about back then. Both the first stage and second had live video feeds. What an awesome view! After separation the first stage fired it’s engines to slow down for re-entry, dropped down to the landing pad, fired it’s engines again to slow it down a little more and gently sat down to be used again. Think of the millions of dollars saved. Events like this brings out the kid in me and helps to get my mind off of the craziness going on in the world. I now return you to your regularly scheduled day. Thanks for listening.
Well folks….I know some of you maybe tired of hearing about this, but I cannot gush enough over the fact that today was the successful launch of the rocket that not only deployed the experiment in which Olivia, Zachary and classmates have along with 20 others heading to the International Space station, But the first stage rocket also returned to earth not in the traditional fall in the ocean, but landed itself back on a landing pad upright the way it took off…….This is simply amazing…..the results of their experiment will be brought back and Olivia and team will present their paper, duplicate the experiment at the Smithsonian- Air & Space Museum the week of Fourth July in Washington, DC. WE Cannot be any prouder of the this strong, beautiful and intelligent young woman ! It is going to be fun to see where her life path goes.
CRS-10 Technical Webcast