The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to the skies this month SpaceX is tentatively planning its next Falcon 9 rocket launch for December 19th at Cape Canaveral Florida following a static fire on December 16th. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted the news today writing "Aiming for Falcon rocket static fire at Cape Canaveral on the 16th and launch about three days later." This should be a ground landing following the company's previous attempts to land its rockets on an ocean platform which is a truly…
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SpaceX launch is delayed again; company trying to send capsule to space station
Commercial space company SpaceX is delaying the launch of a new cargo capsule to the international space station because of software issues, officials said Wednesday. Already three months behind its initial schedule, the launch of the company’s Dragon spacecraft had been set for this coming Monday, but the company and NASA are continuing to test and verify the software, said SpaceX spokeswoman Kirstin Brost Grantham.
Those of us who watched the live feed of last night's Falcon 9 launch could be forgiven for assuming that everything went according to plan. All the reports that came through over the audio were heavy on the word "nominal," and the craft successfully entered an orbit that has it on schedule to dock with the International Space Station on Wednesday. But over night, SpaceX released a slow-motion video of what they're calling an "anomaly."