Used SpaceX Falcon 9 Boosts Recycled Dragon Cargo Freighter to Space Station: Gallery

Closeup view of 9 Merlin 1D engines firing at base of
SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage launching 3 ton Dragon CRS-14 cargo delivery
mission to the ISS for NASA on April
2 at 4:33 pm EDT from pad 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
.  Credit:
Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com




Ken Kremer     Space UpClose     4
April 2018
KENNEDY
SPACE CENTER, FL –  A used SpaceX Falcon
9 booster delivered a recycled Dragon cargo freighter  loaded with nearly 3 tons of new research and
supplies to orbit bound for the International Space Station (ISS) following a beautiful
afternoon blastoff on Easter Monday, April 2 from the Florida Space Coast.
Blastoff of the ‘flight-proven’ SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon
CRS-14 commercial cargo freighter took place on time at
4:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 2 from seaside Space
Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, during an
instantaneous launch window.
Check out our expanding
gallery of launch imagery gathered from around America’s premier spaceport.
Blastoff of SpaceX
Flight-proven’ Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon CRS-14 cargo ship from Space Launch
Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on April 2 at 4:33 pm EDT
to the ISS, view from remote camera at pad. Credit: Ken
Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
Blastoff of SpaceX
Flight-proven’ Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon CRS-14 cargo ship from Space Launch
Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on April 2 at 4:33 pm EDT
to the ISS, view from remote camera at pad. Credit: Ken
Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Dragon
successfully rendezvoused and berthed at the orbiting science outpost as the
vehicles were traveling some 250 miles above Earth
over the southern part
of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa.
The
two ships linked up two days after successfully blasting off for the second time
on the fourteenth SpaceX
commercial resupply mission for NASA from the Kennedy Space Center
(KSC) in Florida
The
mission utilized both a flight proven Falcon 9 booster and Dragon cargo vessel
approved by NASA managers for only the second time.

Blastoff of SpaceX
Flight-proven’ Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon CRS-14 cargo ship from Space Launch
Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on April 2 at 4:33 pm EDT
to the ISS, as seen from the VAB roof. Credit: Ken
Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com


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Station, Florida.
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Blastoff of SpaceX
Flight-proven’ Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon CRS-14 cargo ship from Space Launch
Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, on April 2 at 4:33 pm EDT
to the ISS, view from remote camera at pad. Credit: Ken
Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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