Launch appears to be successful. 300 kilometers altitude after T + 8 minutes. Already passed stage separation.
The Dragon capsule’s nose cone has been jettisoned and the Falcon 9 is performing well.
After T + 9:30 engine shutdown as planned.
Falcon 9 is in orbit.
Dragon separation at T + 10:00.
Dragon is freeflying in orbit and will soon deploy solar arrays.
Solar Arrays have deployed. T + 12:00
There are several more days of testing before Dragon can go to the space station.
The planned mission is for two weeks.
Congratulations to Spacex and NASA.
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