SpaceX is set to launch its Dragon spacecraft on Monday, carrying 4,300 pounds of supplies destined for the International Space Station, and will attempt to make a historic landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket.
While this will mark SpaceX's sixth delivery mission to NASA, it will be its third attempt to soft-land a stage of a rocket, a test that will help in moving towards reusable rockets and reducing costs of space missions.
The Dragon space shuttle will take off on Falcon 9 at 4:33 pm US time (7.35 pm in UK and 2.00 am (14 April) in India) on Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Ten minutes after lift-off, SpaceX will attempt to land a part of the Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform, also called as "autonomous spaceport drone ship", in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida's coast.
SpaceX had made a similar attempt in January, but was unsuccessful as the first-stage of the rocket made a "hard-landing" and went up in flames.
It made a second attempt in February, but due to bad weather the rocket stage landed in the ocean.
Weather forecasts for Monday predict 60% chances of favourable weather.
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