With a backdrop of blue sky and fluffy white clouds, the two stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 12:31 p.m. EDT. On its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station, Dragon will bring up more than 6,400 pounds of supplies and new science experiments and equipment for technology research.

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