Hoisted into space March 1, 2013, by its Falcon 9 rocket, the Dragon spacecraft heads toward the International Space Station. It turned out to be a successful mission, though not without momentary drama after Dragon separated from Falcon 9’s second-stage. At that point, SpaceX engineers identified what was described as a minor issue with some of Dragon’s oxidizer tanks. The problem was corrected within a few hours.
During theSpaceX resupply last October, one of the engines in the Falcon 9 rocket malfunctioned at launch, prompting the flight computer to shut it down.