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Launch of Falcon 9 with payload CRS-5
Video courtesy of NASA
|Launch of CRS-5 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL launch complex SLC-40|
Launch scheduled for 19 Dec 14 18:20:00 GMT
Local Time : 19 Dec 14 13:20:00 EST
The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Saturday, Dec. 19, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
It is loaded with more than 3,700 pounds of scientific experiments, technology demonstrations and supplies, including critical materials to support 256 science and research investigations that will take place on the space station during ISS Expeditions 42 and 43.
The science research aboard the Dragon includes the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), which will characterize and measure the worldwide distribution of clouds and aerosols -- the tiny particles that make up haze, dust, air pollutants and smoke; model organism research using fruit flies to study the biological effects of spaceflight; and, a new study using flatworms to better understand wound healing in space.