November 26, 2005

Good luck!

The Falcon 1 is scheduled to launch today. From Spaceflight Now Mission Status Center
After three years of development, SpaceX's privately-made Falcon 1 rocket is set for its debut launch Saturday from a seven-acre isle in the Central Pacific. Liftoff remains targeted for 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT).

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. founder Elon Musk cautions, however, that delays could be inevitable for this critical inaugural launch.

"This is a brand new rocket from a brand new launch site, so I would characterize that time as the first launch attempt. Miracles can happen and it may actually happen on that exact time, but it is not a certainty," he told reporters at a news conference last week.

The day's launch opportunity extends four hours to 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT). Very cool -- the first public orbital launch.
Posted by DaveH at November 26, 2005 11:55 AM
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