CRS-11 (Falcon 9)
3 June 2017
Space Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft launched the eleventh SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-11) to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:07 p.m. on 3 June 2017.

The CRS-11 mission is the 100th launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

The Dragon spacecraft carries almost 6,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 52 and 53. The Dragon spacecraft being used to support the CRS-11 mission previously resupplied the International Space Station on SpaceX’s CRS-4 mission in September 2014.

Dragon will return to Earth after an approximately one month stay at the orbiting laboratory; reentering the Earth’s atmosphere to splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.

A white cloud of gaseous oxygen vents from the Falcon 9 rocket during fueling.
Landing of Falcon 9 first stage - Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Entry Burn
The entry burn over, the smoking first stage drops through the atmosphere toward LZ-1.
The landing burn begins with the booster on final descent to LZ-1.
The landing legs deploy moments before landing.
Short video of the landing with ambient audio of camera shutters and the sonic booms following landing.
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