SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket pictured at the start of March 2015 (SpaceX)
Once the capsule is released, beginning a two-day journey to the station, the rocket's first stage will flip around, fire engines to steer its descent and deploy landing legs to touch down on a customised barge stationed off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.
The primary purpose of the flight is to.
The rocket will deliver a coffee machine to an Italian astronaut (SpaceX)
Among the items on board is an authentic espresso machine from Italy, which will be given to the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – who is said to be keen to drink something other than the instant coffee currently available on board the Space Station!
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