SpaceX launched its 25th resupply mission to the International Space Station with roughly three tons of supplies, experiments, and equipment.
At approximately 5:45 p.m. California time of thursday night, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
After the launch, SpaceX landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a barge floating in the Atlantic Ocean with the designation "A Shortfall of Gravitas" so it could be used again on subsequent flights.
The rocket used for the launch on Thursday's first stage has completed four prior missions.
The Dragon spacecraft that is transporting the supplies has already made two trips to the International Space Station.
At 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, California time, the Dragon spacecraft is expected to arrive at the space station.