In Photos: SpaceX Launches Used Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Capsule on CRS-13

Resupply Mission a Go

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With the Dec. 15, 2017 launch, SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 Dragon resupply spacecraft will refresh the International Space Station with supplies, equipment and new science experiments.

Up and Away

Kim Shiflett/NASA

SpaceX's 13th commercial supply services mission, the Dragon resupply spacecraft carries 4,800 pounds of cargo and materials for science investigations on the ISS.

To the ISS

Kim Shiflett/NASA

The Dragon resupply spacecraft by SpaceX rises from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard the two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.