SpaceX Set for Launch on 3rd Cargo Resupply Mission to the Space Station

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NASA briefing at KSC.

NASA held status and science briefings today at noon ET Sunday, April 13 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the launch of the SpaceX-3.

The presenters were: Mike Suffredini International Space Station Program Manager; Hans Koenigsmann, Vice President of Mission Assuarance, SpaceX, and Mike McAleenan, Launch Weather Officer, 45th Weather Squadron, U.S. Air Force. The company's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon cargo capsule, is scheduled to lift off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14.

Subsequent to the status briefing NASA held a science briefing to preview the array of scientific investigations and technology demonstration cargo set for delivery to the International Space Station by SpaceX. The briefing included Camille Alleyne, International Space Station assistant program scientist; Michael Roberts, senior research pathway manager, CASIS; and Andy Petro, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying its Dragon cargo capsule, is scheduled to lift off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14 and will deliver about 2.4 tons of cargo to the space station.

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