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Watch SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test fire in advance of launch

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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