Countdown in real time as a rocket blasts off into the great unknown.
The year 2015 has only just begun and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is already set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and a Dragon spacecraft into space.
The launch is set to take place on January 6 at 6:20 a.m. EST at Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A live feed has also been set up for millions of space enthusiasts around the world whose imagination Musk and his company have captured through their space navigation adventures.
In 2014, Dragon cargo made five successful trips to the International Space Station, four of which were commercial and for NASA's benefit, just like this one.
Provided that there are no hiccups, Dragon will reach the space-based lab in two days' time. Once it is done resupplying the ISS, it will head back to Earth – some four-and-a-half weeks later – via a parachute splashdown in the southern Californian waters.
Not only is it expected to return mostly unharmed but it might also bring with it supplies – a feat that no other spacecraft is capable of doing.
To view how SpaceX's Dragon launch goes, check out the live feed above.