Liftoff! SpaceX launches final mission of 2021

That's a wrap for 2021. 

SpaceX launched its final mission of the year on Tuesday morning – a Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).

This is the 24th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-24) mission to the ISS. The rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center at 5:06 a.m. on Tuesday.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. 

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The resupply spacecraft is carrying more than 6,500 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and other cargo.

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