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Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test fire in advance of launch

3 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Crave

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket passed a static fire test today in preparation for next month's launch. (Credit: SpaceX) The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its attached Dragon spacecraft exhaled flames for a few seconds today at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After pausing the first attempt at a test firing of the Falcon 9 due to a glitch just moments before the end of the countdown, SpaceX proceeded with a second attempt, which succeeded.
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SpaceX Prepares For Launch With Test Firing of Rocket Today

Vehicles / Cars : Wired: Autopia (3 years ago)

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SpaceX Falcon 9 engine test will be webcast live (woo, fire! woo, space!)

Odd : Boing Boing (3 years ago)

If you like space and/or rockets and/or awesome flames, you'll want to tune in to spacex.com on Monday, April 30 to watch "a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket’s nine powerful Merlin engines in preparation for the company’s upc... Read Post

SpaceX to webcast static rocket firing today in preparation of Dragon spacecraft launch

Technology / Technology Industry News : Ars Technica (3 years ago)

SpaceX will fire all nine engines of the Falcon 9 rocket currently on the pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida today as part of a full-on dress rehearsal for the second launch of its Dragon spacecraft. This Dragon will attempt a rendezvou... Read Post


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