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Two Rockets Launch to the ISS Feb 18 and 22

17 Feb 2017, 17:10 UTC
Two Rockets Launch to the ISS Feb 18 and 22
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There are two resupply launches to the ISS in the next couple days, and both will be streamed live on NASA TV.
Saturday Feb 18 SpaceX Dragon Launch
SpaceX Eutelsat/ABS launch June 15, 2016
First up is the SpaceX launch scheduled for Saturday Feb 18th at 10:01AM EST (7:01AM PST). If you remember how excited you were as a kid to get up and watch Saturday morning cartoons, a Saturday morning rocket launch is even better. Grab a cup of coffee, and tune in to see a launch and landing of the first stage rocket!
Worth noting that this launch will be from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That’s the pad previously used by the Space Shuttle.
About 10 minutes after launch, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit, deploy its solar arrays and begin a carefully choreographed series of thruster firings to reach the space station.
Astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the station’s robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives at the space station after its two-day journey. The spacecraft will be berthed to the Earth-facing port on the Harmony module. The following day, ...

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