• Successful liftoff for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heading for ISS

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman , Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday morning after it abruptly scrubbed the planned launch on Saturday.

    The rocket lifted off at 9:39 a.m. in the first launch from NASA's historic moonshot pad launch since 2011

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    This is SpaceX’s tenth resupply mission to the International Space Station.

    The private space flight company is owned by billionaire investor Elon Musk who tweeted out that the dragon spacecraft is due to dock with ISS on Wednesday. 

     

    Sunday’s launch marks the first successful lift off for Space X following two separate disasters. An explosion on the launch pad last fall destroyed a rocket and another attempt in June of 2015 ended badly when the rocket exploded shortly after takeoff.

     

     

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