Congratulations SpaceX and NASA on today’s Resupply Launch
Spaceflight.com described the launch and mission as follows, “With the successful launch Saturday, the Cargo Dragon spacecraft will dock with the Harmony module on the International Space Station at 7:30 a.m. EST (1230 GMT) Sunday. Astronauts on the space station will open hatches and begin unpacking cargo inside the pressurized compartment of the Dragon spacecraft.
The Falcon 9 rocket headed downrange northeast from Kennedy, powered by nine Merlin engines generating 1.7 million pounds of thrust. The rocket shut down its first stage booster about two-and-a-half minutes into the mission, allowing the booster to descend to landing on a drone ship about 186 miles (300 kilometers) downrange in the Atlantic Ocean about seven-and-a-half minutes after liftoff.
The booster, tail number B1076, completed its first flight to space on the CRS-26 mission. The Dragon capsule, also brand new, deployed from the Falcon 9’s upper stage about 12 minutes after liftoff to begin the journey to the International Space Station.”