CRS-5 (Falcon 9)
10 January 2015
Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Space X launches the fifth Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station at 4:47 a.m. on 10 January 2015 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Dragon spacecraft is loaded with more than 5,200 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to support 256 science and research investigations. Docking with the ISS should occur approximately two days after liftoff. A little over four weeks later, the Dragon spacecraft will parachute to a landing in the Pacific Ocean returning to Earth over 3,600 pounds of cargo and packing, including no longer needed crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, science experiments, space station hardware, and trash.

As a side note, SpaceX attempted to fly the spent first stage outfitted with landing legs back down to a soft landing on the deck of the "autonomous spaceport drone ship" stationed about 200 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. The first stage made a powered descent down to the ship but crashed onto the deck destroying itself and damaging the ship. The experiment will continue on future Falcon 9 flights.

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