SpaceX Launch Creates a Spectacle
Friday, June 29, 2018: Members of a NASA Social group take photos as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lofts a Dragon cargo spacecraft into orbit. The rocket launched into the morning twilight today at 5:42 a.m. EDT (0942 GMT), creating a stunning halo of light in the predawn sky. On Monday (July 2), the Dragon will arrive at the International Space Station with 5,900 lbs. (2,700 kilograms) of supplies for the Expedition 56 crew. — Hanneke Weitering
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