Monday, June 07, 2010

Launch of Falcon 9

So last Friday as I'm making my pheresis donation at the local Red Cross, I look up to the TV screen and see CNN covering live the first test launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. This is the first 3 1/2 minutes or so, including the separation of the the first stage rocket, of the feed shown live on TV. Having grown up watching the Gemini and Apollo shots, I felt like a boy again!

The privately built Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule (which will be capable of carrying a manned crew) are replacing the Space Shuttle to re-supply the International Space Station.


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