Moscow: SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft launched with the Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:14 a.m. (ET) (07:14 GMT) on Sunday, carrying 4,800 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA broadcasted live on Twitter.
“Confirmed: spacecraft separation of the @SpaceX Dragon from the Falcon 9 rocket. Next, stop the @Space_Station,” NASA updated 20 minutes after the liftoff.
Later in the day, SpaceX confirmed that the rocket’s first stage booster had successfully landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
“Falcon 9’s first stage booster has landed on A Shortfall of Gravitas – first landing on this droneship!” SpaceX tweeted.
It is assumed that Dragon will dock on the ISS at around 11:00 a.m. (ET) Monday.