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The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule are rolled out from the hangar in Cape Canaveral, Fla., headed to the launch pad. The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule are rolled out from the hangar in Cape Canaveral, Fla., headed to the launch pad. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. / February 28, 2013

UPDATE: With the launch going off on schedule, SpaceX has a video describing the launch of the SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, which was held on March 1, 2013, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Launch of SpaceX Dragon capsule on March 1, 2013 SpaceX


The SpaceX video of the March 1, 2013 launch of its SpaceX Dragon capsule is found at "SpaceX Dragon CRS-2 launch 01 March 2013" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ6UT1gEYDA). Also, see it above.

Previous information:

The SpaceX Dragon capsule is expected to launch to the International Space Station at 10:10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), 5:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on March 1, 2013.

The Dragon capsule is carrying supplies, computer hardware, and experiments for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which is 157 feet tall, will launch the Dragon capsule. The launch is taking place from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Watch the launch online at NASA TV, or click on http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html or http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html.

This is the third launch of the SpaceX's Dragon to the ISS, and the second one to carry cargo.

As of 30 minutes before the launch, an announcement was made by Dragon Control that there is a 90% chance of favorable weather for the upcoming launch.

And, 24 minutes before the launch, it was reported that the winds are within an acceptable range -- so all is go for a launch today.

For more on the story, please read the USA Today article "Falcon 9 rocket ready for launch".


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William Atkins completed educational degrees in science (bachelor’s in physics and mathematics) from Illinois State University (Normal, United States) and business (master’s in entrepreneurship and bachelor’s in industrial relations) from Western Illinois University