Zachary Luppen (M.S., 2021) hosted the webcast of Falcon 9’s launch of SpaceX’s 27th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-27) mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Liftoff occurred from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
This is the seventh flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Hispasat Amazonas Nexus, SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1, and three Starlink missions. Following stage separation, Falcon 9 will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
CRS-27 is the third flight for this Dragon spacecraft, which previously flew CRS-22 and CRS-24 to the space station. After an approximate 35-hour flight, Dragon will dock with the International Space Station at 4:52 a.m. PT (6:52 a.m. CT) on Thursday, March 16.