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Powered by nine Merlin engines, the
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roars into space
at 3:44 a.m. (EDT) May 22, 2012 from
Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The launch is the company's second
demonstration test flight for NASA's
Commercial Orbital Transportation
Services, or COTS, program.
flight, the Dragon capsule will conduct a
series of check-out procedures to test
and prove its systems, including
rendezvous and berthing with the
International Space Station.
capsule performs as planned, the cargo
and experiments it is carrying will be
transferred to the station. The cargo
includes food, water and provisions for
the station's Expedition crews, such as
clothing, batteries and computer
Under COTS, NASA has
partnered with two aerospace
companies to deliver cargo to the
Date Taken/Released: May 22, 2012