Photos: Sooty Falcon 9 Poised for Dragon CRS-14 Launch

A flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket – the ninth of its kind to take flight – awaits liftoff atop SpaceX’s Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to send the 14th operational Dragon resupply mission on its way to the International Space Station with 2,647 Kilograms of cargo. It is the second time a previously-used Falcon 9 booster is paired with a once-flown Dragon spacecraft as SpaceX continues advancing its re-usable architecture toward operational status.

All Photos: Erik Kuna,