CRS-18, resupply mission launch.

This is the launch of SpaceX’s eighteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-18) to the ISS.

I start the coverage just under two minutes prior to launch, bypassing a lot of the preamble.
SpaceX always have impressive coverage, with an abundance of cameras and good commentary describing what is happening.

The recovery of the spent rocket stages is always a spectacular part of the launch process, as they are brought back to land with precision, either at landing site on land, or at sea on a drone ship named “Of Course I Still Love You”.

This time there is only a single stage returning. Other launches I’ve seen have had up to three.

SpaceX is clearly an enthusiastic workplace, as can be heard from the response of its staff at each stage of the journey.

3 thoughts on “CRS-18, resupply mission launch.

  1. I’ve heard it comes from a science fiction book where it’s the name of a space ship.
    It seems appropriate for a craft created to “welcome back ” a returning rocket stage.

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