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Weather Still "Go" for Friday’s SpaceX Launch
Friday’s launch coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA TV and the NASA launch blog www.nasa.gov/spacex.
The weather forecast remains 90 percent favorable for Friday’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at 10:10 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Winds will be gusting from the northwest at launch time, but are expected to stay below the launch constraint limit.
At 2 p.m. today, Kennedy Space Center will host a briefing about NASA’s human deep space exploration progress, including the Orion crew vehicle, Space Launch System rocket and Ground Systems Development and Operations. Participating in the update will be Dan Dumbacher, deputy associate administrator, Exploration Systems Development Division; Mark Geyer, Orion program manager; Todd May, Space Launch System program manager; and Pepper Phillips, Ground Systems Development and Operations program manager. The briefing will air live on NASA TV and online at www.nasa.gov/ntv.
The mission is the second of 12 SpaceX flights contracted by NASA to resupply the International Space Station. It will mark the third trip by a Dragon capsule to the orbiting laboratory, following a demonstration flight in May 2012 and the first resupply mission in October 2012.