SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo toward the space station, and will host a post-launch press conference with NASA today at 11:30 a.m. EST (1630 GMT). Watch it live below, courtesy of NASA TV.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted the robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today (Feb. 19) from Launch Complex 39A — the same pad that once hosted Apollo moon mission and space shuttle launches.
The Falcon 9 first stage landed on SpaceX’s landing zone 1 after launching the SpaceX-10 cargo spacecraft to the Intenational Space Station. The rocket lifted off from launch complex 39A, the same launch pad used for Apollo and Space Shuttle missions
Space exploration is governed by a complex series of international treaties and agreements which have been in place for years. The first and probably most important of them celebrates its 50th anniversary on January 27 – The Outer Space Treaty.