SpaceX CRS-6 ISS Dragon Launch - Mike Killian Photography

Launch of the sixth contracted SpaceX Dragon commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station for NASA on April 14, 2015. Flown from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., the mission (CRS-6) also gave SpaceX their third attempt at landing the first stage of the company's Falcon-9 booster on an offshore barge known as the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS). Although the landing attempt hit its target, it toppled over, so no successful rocket landing just yet, but the primary mission launched flawlessly.

Gallery also includes images of the progress SpaceX has made with building a new Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) at Launch Pad-39A, where the company will soon begin launching crews to and from the ISS as well as their Falcon Heavy rocket.

Coverage provided for AmericaSpace.

All images are copyright 2015 www.MikeKillianPhotography.com, all rights reserved.

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