SpaceX launch to International Space Station on track for March 1

3:38 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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The SpaceX Falcon rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.



Cape Canaveral, FL (Florida Today) -- NASA and SpaceX on Thursday confirmed plans for a March 1 launch of the company's next International Space Station resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

A Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule are scheduled to blast off at 10:10 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 40.

If all stays on schedule, the Dragon would berth at the station the next day, delivering about 1,200 pounds of supplies.

The spacecraft would stay for about three weeks before returning to Earth March 25 for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.

The Dragon is expected to bring home 2,300 pounds of equipment and experiments.

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