HOUSTON — The U.S.-led International Space Station mission management team on Oct. 4 approved the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon on a three-week resupply mission to the orbiting science lab, the first delivery carried out under the terms of the company’s $1.6 billion, 12-flight Commercial Re-Supply (CRS) contract awarded in late 2008. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral is scheduled for an “instant window” on Oct. 7 at 8:35:07 p.m. EDT. The outlook includes a 60% chance of ...

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