SpaceX successfully launched Sunday a Falcon 9 with a loaded Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.
It had been two months since SpaceX had flown a Falcon 9. The mission was the 23rd to deliver supplies to ISS.
This delivery included 4,300 pounds of equipment, science gear, food and other supplies.
The rocket lifted off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center around 3:14 a.m. ET. After deploying the Dragon capsule, the Falcon 9 had a successful return to earth with a landing on SpaceX’s new droneship, “A Shortfall of Gravitas.” The landing marked the 90th booster recovery for SpaceX.
The Dragon is expected to stay at ISS through September.