Range Tracking

Weather Delay for CRS-6

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It looks like a beautiful day, and it was until a few minutes before liftoff when rapidly approaching storms scrubbed the SpaceX Commercial Resupply (CRS-6) mission to the International Space Station minutes before its expected liftoff time of 4:33 p.m. on 13 April 2015. The Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft loaded with supplies must wait a while longer out at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station before heading into space.
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The remaining images are of the trip out to the Launch Complex 39 Observation Gantry to watch the launch as a guest of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Saturn 1B towers overhead with the Rocket Garden in the background while waiting for the bus to arrive to take us out to the Gantry.
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On the way out to the Gantry we pass a Crawler Transporter with a Mobile Launch Platform from the Space Shuttle era atop its back.
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A wide-angle view from the Gantry. The Falcon 9 rocket at Pad 40 can be seen at left.
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The crowd in the bleachers and up in the Gantry just moments before getting the disappointing news of the scrub.

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