SpaceX Launches First Reused Dragon to Space Station

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft on board, (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon supply ship with nearly 6,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station on Saturday.

The Falcon 9 booster lifted off at 5:05 p.m. from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Dragon safety entered orbit as the Falcon 9’s first stage landed back at Cape Canaveral.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster is seen as it lands shortly after launching the Dragon spacecraft from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, June 3, 2017. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

It was the first reuse of a Dragon cargo ship and SpaceX’s 11th commercial resupply mission under a contact with NASA.

The flight was the 100th launch from the historic Pad 39A, which is where the Apollo 11 mission was launched.