Watch a SpaceX Dragon launch NASA cargo Saturday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch a Dragon spacecraft packed with NASA cargo to the International Space Station before dawn on Saturday (Aug. 28) as part of its next resupply mission for the U.S. space agency.

A sooty, used Falcon 9 rocket will take to the skies here from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 3:37 a.m. EDT (1729 GMT). The two-stage launcher will blast off from Pad 39 lofting a robotic Dragon cargo capsule carrying more than 4,800 lbs. (2,177 kilograms) of fresh supplies, experiment hardware, and other gear for the astronauts aboard the orbiting lab. 

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