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Spacex's Falcon 9 Is Preparing To Lift Off At 6:24 P.m. On Wednesday

Discussion in 'In The News section, Local News and Information' started by Nautical Gator, Jul 24, 2019.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    SpaceX's Falcon 9 is preparing to lift off at 6:24 p.m. on Wednesday if weather allows. As that launch happens, another SpaceX project is moving forward.

    In a Cocoa industrial area, the SpaceX Starship is starting to look like a finished product.

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    An animation showed an early test version of the 150-foot ship that SpaceX's Elon Musk wants to send to Mars with a hundred colonists aboard.

    SpaceX hasn't said much about the Starship, but it appears to be building two of the ships on Cidco Road.

    Also going up is a structure that appears to be related to the Starships, although SpaceX is still maintaining silence.

    Musk is paying for his Mars ambitions with cargo flights to the International Space Station.

    Taxpayers are spending $1.6 billion for an initial set of these cargo flights. A flight scheduled for Wednesday is one of the last under that contract.

    A second set of flights will then begin.

    Under both contracts, SpaceX will bring in hundreds of millions of dollars it can use to build Mars ships.

    SpaceX saves money by reusing its rockets and cargo ships.

    Wednesday's supply mission will bring 5,000 pounds of cargo to the space station.

    The cargo ship, a Dragon-1, already has two space station decals on it, meaning that this will be its third supply mission.

    The rocket that's launching it has also flown before. It will land back at the Cape shortly after liftoff.

    The landing should trigger sonic booms about eight minutes after launch.
     
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  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Scrubbed till tomorrow night ?
     
  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    SpaceX launches the AMOS-17 satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


    watching from my back yard...

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  4. Bossman

    Bossman Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Did you know this one was going to launch?
     
  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    seen on 13, then went outside to take some pics
     
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