SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, according to NASA officials. The rocket is carrying the company's Dragon capsule, a resupply vehicle that aims to hook up with the International Space Station. The original launch, set for Monday, was scrubbed due to poor weather. This is the sixth time Elon Musk's privately-held SpaceX, under contract to NASA, will carry supplies to the International Space Station. Once the Dragon reaches space and sent on its way to the ISS, the reusable Falcon 9 rocket's first stage will return to Earth, attempting a precarious soft landing on a barge at sea. Meanwhile, if all goes according to plan, the Dragon spacecraft is expected to dock at the ISS in two days and return to Earth five weeks later, splashing down off the coast of Southern California.
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