[Update] The Falcon 9 has successfully launched from Cape Canaveral and we even witnessed another successful landing, this time at SpaceX’s landing pad at Cape Canaveral, Landing Zone 1

A GIF of that launch can be seen above and you get a recap of the launch with the following set of tweets:

[Original Story] It’s been a long time since we last talked about SpaceX and that is because the company hasn’t really done much over the last month, however, today is a bit of a special day as SpaceX is going to attempt to launch the first Falcon 9 rocket in over a month.

The rocket will be launched as part of their cargo resupply mission for NASA and is set to be launched from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida on an instantaneous launch window that has been set for Monday, August 14 at 12:31 p.m. EDT, or 16:31 UTC.

It will be SpaceX’s 12th cargo resupply mission for NASA and if successful, it will be its 11th rocket launch of 2017.

The reason SpaceX hasn’t boosted that number much during July is that there was a temporary closure for maintenance of the Eastern Range, which is the area from which SpaceX normally launches from, and includes Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Thankfully the maintenance was completed on July 18th and things are ready to go.

During today’s mission, the Falcon 9 will be shooting the Dragon cargo capsule to the ISS along with its 6,400+ pounds of cargo and experiments.

Within it, there is a supercomputer from Hewlett Packard Enterprises, a device called the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass, which is an experiment to measure cosmic ray particles in space, and even some frozen ice cream for the astronauts aboard the ISS.

Once launched, the first stage of the rocket will attempt a landing back on earth at Landing Zone 1, which is SpaceX’s landing pad at Cape Canaveral.

You can watch it all unfold live via the embed below.

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