The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft also carried cargo for testing effects of the harsh space environment on materials, coatings and components.
Prior to the launch of the mission, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), NASA said it would reveal more about the mission at a media event.
Security forces shoot dead 'mentally-challenged' man for trying to enter Budgam Air Force Station in J&K
Security forces shot dead a man, believed to be mentally unsound, near the Air Force station in Budgam district of central Kashmir
A U.S. weather satellite that will "revolutionize" forecasting was scheduled for launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere.
Two bakery employees were on Wednesday arrested under the Official Secrets Act after they were allegedly found video shooting in the Air Force station premise in Lohegaon area, police said.