Rocket: Falcon 9
Payload: Dragon
Date: Dec. 8, 2010
Launch time: 1543 GMT (10:43 a.m. EST)
Landing time: 1902 GMT (2:02 p.m. EST)
Site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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Preflight engine test

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Tanking test

Second rocket arrives

Falcon 9 user's guide

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By Stephen Clark

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Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket Dec. 8.
Credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now
See our photo galleries:
Rocket rollout | Upper stage repairs | Eve of launch
Press view of launch | Close-up views from pad
Falcon parachutes into Pacific | Dragon's cheese