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SpaceX plans to send the latest cargo mission for NASA to the space station on Thursday, with Elon Musk’s company going for its 17th launch this year.
The company is targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT for liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission, called CRS-22, will see SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft carry more than 7,300 pounds of research and supplies to the International Space Station. If the launch delays, a backup opportunity is available on Friday.
A few minutes after the launch, SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9 booster — the largest,…