At the Ready
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, waiting to carry a Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Aug. 14, 2017.
Everything in Place
Dragon was loaded up with over 6,400 pounds of supplies for this, its 12th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.
The Falcon 9 soars into the sky from Pad 39A on Aug. 14, 2017.
The Falcon 9's first-stage engines power the rocket and Dragon into the Florida sky.
The Falcon 9's first and second stages separate, about 2.5 minutes into flight.
Second-Stage Engine Fires Up
The engine on the Falcon 9's second stage pushes Dragon toward the space station.
Back to Earth
The first stage heads back down.
The Falcon 9 first stage streaks downward through Earth's atmosphere.
The Falcon 9's first stage settles down at Landing Zone 1, at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Dragon deploys from the Falcon 9's second stage.