Historic SpaceX launch set for Saturday at the Cape

SpaceX is scheduled for a historic launch Saturday as it sends the Falcon 9 rocket off from Kennedy Space Center’s LC-39A launch pad.

Apollo 11 launched from that pad on its journey to land humans on the moon and it is where the first and final space shuttle missions launched in the 3-decade shuttle program.

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Dragon spacecraft

Dragon spacecraft

Saturday’s mission, which is scheduled to launch at 10:01 a.m., is sending an unmanned Dragon spacecraft laden with three tons of experiments and supplies for the International Space Station.

It is also scheduled to land the first stage of the rocket back on the Cape Canaveral landing site.

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According to KennedySpaceCenter.com, the mission is the 10th of 14 resupply trips SpaceX is contracted for with NASA.

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