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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the CRS-23 mission arcs over the Space Shuttle Program memorial at Space View Park in Titusville.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the 23rd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-23) mission carrying supplies to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A at 3:14 a.m. on 29 August 2021 from Kennedy Space Center.   Cargo Dragon will deliver more than 4,800 pounds of science, research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware, to the orbital laboratory and its crew. 

Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously supported SpaceX’s Crew-1 and Crew-2 missions, which launched astronauts to the International Space Station, and launch of SXM-8.  The Dragon spacecraft supporting this mission previously supported SpaceX’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission.

Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship located in the Atlantic Ocean.

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