Currently scheduled for July 16th. Launch time: 0532 GMT (1:32 a.m. EDT) Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 11th Dragon spacecraft on the ninth operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Dec. 9, June 24 and June 27. [May 23] NASA has contracted for the CRS-9 mission from SpaceX and therefore determines the primary payload, date/time of launch, and orbital parameters for the Dragon space capsule. NASA payload for CRS-9 may include JAXA animal research experiments. The IDA-2, a docking adapter, will be launched in Dragon's trunk. SpaceX will be conducting another experimental booster recovery and it has been stated that this flight will be a RLS (Return to Launch Site) attempt. The odds should be pretty high that the recovery will be successful unless SpaceX tries something new and difficult.