3:30pm ET Update: The weather was good, and right on cue a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday. The first stage performed nominally, and separating, it successfully landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, the second stage cruised into into orbit and dropped off the Dragon spacecraft right where it needed to be.
It will take about 19 hours for the Crew Dragon spacecraft to catch up with, and dock with the International Space Station. Ars will have continuing coverage of this historic mission.
Original post: After nine years without a human launch from Florida, it's about damn time, isn't it?
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