SpaceX successfully launched its 12th cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA.
An unmanned cargo capsule is bringing over 6,000 pounds of crew supplies, hardware, and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory. Once in orbit the cargo capsule will make a two day journey to meet up with the space station, where it will remain for about a month. Then it will be re-loaded with cargo, and return for a splashdown in the Pacific off the coast of Baja California.
Shortly after launch, folks along the space coast heard a loud sonic boom, as the first stage of the rocket made a controlled landing on the tip of Cape Canaveral. This was the 13th successful landing of a rocket booster for SpaceX.