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Static fire complete in run-up to launch of SpaceX supply ship

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is pictured inside the hangar at Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad before rollout leading up to Tuesday's static fire test. Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is pictured inside the hangar at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad before rollout leading up to Tuesday’s static fire test. Credit: SpaceX

SpaceX ran a Falcon 9 rocket through a customary preflight checkout Tuesday, filling it with super-cold propellants and firing its nine Merlin first stage engines in preparation for liftoff Friday on a resupply run to the International Space Station.

The static fire test Tuesday night at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad is a critical milestone ahead of Friday’s scheduled takeoff of the Falcon 9 rocket with SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship with 6,913 pounds (3,136 kilograms) of cargo for the space station and its six-person crew.

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Static fire complete in run-up to launch of SpaceX supply ship

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