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SpaceX Launches Rocket Into Orbit

The SpaceX Flacon 9 rocket launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida NASA

After a delay Monday due to a helium leak, the privately-owned company's spacecraft was launched Friday on a cargo supply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon 9 rocket is carrying food, science experiments and other supplies

SpaceX launched its cargo mission Friday at 3:25 p.m. EDT afternoon to supply innovative equipment to the International Space Station from the Launch Complex at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The Dragon 9 rocket launched by the privately-owned company (headed by Tesla’s Elon Musk) is carrying food, science experiments and a set of legs for Robonaut 2, a humanoid NASA robot on the space station. Its Falcon spacecraft is carrying a total of 5,000 pounds of supplies.

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