On Thursday, December 5, SpaceX launched its nineteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-19) at 12:29 p.m. EST, or 17:29 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second stage about nine minutes after liftoff and attached to the space station on Sunday, December 8.
The Dragon spacecraft that is supporting the CRS-19 mission previously supported the CRS-4 mission in September 2014 and the CRS-11 mission in June 2017. Following stage separation, SpaceX recovered Falcon 9’s first stage on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. You can watch a replay of launch above and learn more about the mission here.