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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) on its fifth mission. SpaceX is targeting launch of OTV-5 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The primary launch window opens on Thursday, September 7 at 9:50 a.m. EDT or 13:50 UTC, and closes at 2:55 p.m. EDT or 18:55 UTC. A backup launch window is available on Friday, September 8. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

President Trump's pick for the next leader of NASA is a fighter pilot who wants Americans to return to the moon but doesn't believe that humans are causing climate change.

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The Sonic BAT (sonic boom and atmospheric turbulence) project is collecting audio along the Space Coast with the goal of designing quieter supersonic aircraft.  WFIT's Rick Glasby files this report from the Kennedy Space Center.

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NASA and United Launch Alliance are ready to send a new communications satellite into orbit on Friday morning.  The 40-minute launch window opens at 8:03AM.  WFIT's Rick Glasby was out at the launch pad, and filed this report.

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SpaceX successfully launched its 12th cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA.

An unmanned cargo capsule is bringing over 6,000 pounds of crew supplies, hardware, and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory.  Once in orbit the cargo capsule will make a two day journey to meet up with the space station, where it will remain for about a month.  Then it will be re-loaded with cargo, and return for a splashdown in the Pacific off the coast of Baja California.

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