SpaceX CRS-7 launch from Cape Canaveral

Submitted by terry on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:12


SpaceX CRS-7 clears the towerSpaceX CRS-7 clears the tower

A visit to sunny Cocoa Beach is always a great time. Being there to witness a rocket blast away from Earth is one of the most amazing sights you can find anywhere in the USA.

We planned our trip around a planned launch of SpaceX CRS-7. SpaceX CRS-7 was a private cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. It was the ninth flight for SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft and the seventh SpaceX operational mission contracted to NASA under a Commercial Resupply Services contract. 

Following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight just before the first stage was to separate from the second stage, resulting in loss of mission. Or as NASA announced, the rocket did indeed "experience an anomaly on ascent.”

Military helicopters patrol the launch area prior to launchMilitary helicopters patrol the launch area prior to launch

SpaceX CRS-7 climbs toward the International Space StationSpaceX CRS-7 climbs toward the International Space Station

SpaceX CRS-7 "experiences an anomaly on ascent.”SpaceX CRS-7 "experiences an anomaly on ascent.”

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