CRS-27 Mission

CRS-27 Mission

On Tuesday, March 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched Dragon’s 27th Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-27) to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the Just a Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.

Dragon will autonomously dock with the space station on Thursday, March 16, at approximately 7:52 a.m. ET (11:52 UTC).

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26 Responses

  1. Rusty O'Toole says:

    Watching SpaceX landing will never, ever get old. Having grown up watching the Shuttle, this will always be awesome!

    • Pink Elephants says:

      @Tim Boatfield 👍Take your point. Interestingly enough, the other day, I did notice that NASA took a SpaceX style launch coverage out for a test drive; a crew launch I believe. It was actually quite good. This will seem as though I’m blowing my own trumpet here, but I’ve made similar comments about NASA’s communication style in the past directly in NASA’s comment section on their YouTube channel. Could just be coincidental, but I thought the alternative approach they took on that particular launch coverage was interesting nonetheless.
      In the 1960’s & 70’s when space launches were still fairly novel events, nobody minded extended coverage; they were exciting! But the world’s long since moved on.

    • Tim Boatfield says:

      @Pink Elephants I agree about style, but It is tNASAs gig, really, SX are just the haulage company. I think NASA co-hosting with SX is a hallmark of approval from NASA, in the eyes of the public, which does SX a ton of good.

    • Pink Elephants says:

      Agreed. But we could really do without the extraneous commentary from the very nice, but unnecessary NASA communication staff. There may be some politics at work behind the scenes which would account for the inclusion of the NASA’s communication staff, but I think that what normally sets SpaceX’s launch coverage apart from the rest, is it’s succinct, no nonsense approach.
      NASA coverage always has far too many talking heads desperate to come up with anything to say, thus tending to make their coverage long winded and immensely boring. You’d think that after many decades of space exploration experience, NASA would have finally have found a way to just get to the meat and potatoes of a launch event. I’m a child of the sixty’s so I’ve seen my fair share of space launches.

    • Luke Stark says:

      @Erzahler Unless I’m mistaken, there are two boosters that completed 15 launches and landings (B1058 and B1060), and both of them have been recovered and both will probably fly again.

    • cpunut says:

      As someone who grew up watching Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, I couldn’t agree more! Being a ten year old watching the first Moon walk is something I will never forget. In my kid mind I remember being a bit scared watching Buzz jumping around so much. They both were having the time of their life looking up to see the Earth and 1/6 gravity must have been a blast. Go SpaceX 🙂

  2. B N says:

    Nothing feels better than watching a rocket go up and then land on its own in less than 10 minutes.

  3. Nene says:

    Another excellent launch by SpaceX and NASA! Go Falcon go Dragon!

  4. My Tesla Channel says:

    Amazing how reliable Falcon has been, and that we’re not putting all this rocket hardware at the bottom of the ocean.

  5. LG says:

    I love how SpaceX employees from various in-house disciplines can present these casts. They all look so happy and dedicated. I’d love to know their journeys.

  6. Yunomi says:

    I almost missed it. Walked out the front door, looked to the East and whatcha know, there is a rocket going up. Love watching the clear night launches from my yard.

    • hmlab1075 says:

      @GregInTokyo Unfortunately NO… Ft Myers is 150 miles from the launch site @ Cape Canaveral. H

    • 최대니 says:

      it would be so fascinating that if there is the world commenced where everyone can see the rocket goes up to the sky and fall down from the sky to near spaceport, and i succesed to live long enough to see them

    • Ryan Ladd says:

      I’m right in cocoa FL 20mins from the cape it’s one hell of a show that’s for sure

    • Favour Alfred says:

      There is no way, sound like the coolest thing ever

    • Robert Kelly says:

      I’m so sad I missed the launch. It’s cool as hell seeing from your own front lawn. I saw 4 minutes after launch. I love living in Florida. Oh hey a rocket launch lol

  7. Trav B says:

    Working at Tampa Airport I love watching these takeoffs just watched this one and I swear that view will never get old 🙌🏾

  8. Hippida says:

    What a gorgeous Falcon nebula.
    GG SpaceX

  9. DME EMD says:

    Those shots around 32:20 well basically from 31:00 onwards..!! Those plume interactions are just ******* incredible!! 🤩

  10. Q H says:

    Simply amazing achievement! Thank you Elon and SpaceX team!

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