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FIRST SPACEX FALCON 9 ERECTED AT HISTORIC LAUNCH PAD 39A FOR FEB. 18 BLASTOFF

FIRST SPACEX FALCON 9 ERECTED AT HISTORIC LAUNCH PAD 39A FOR FEB. 18 BLASTOFF The first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ever to grace historic launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida was erected this afternoon, Friday, Feb. 10, to prepare the booster for a critical static fire sometime Saturday, and a launch to the space station next weekend – if all goes well. This marks the first time any rocket has stood on pad 39A since the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttles in July 2011. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 is slated for no earlier than next Saturday, 18 Feb 2017 on a critical cargo flight for NASA to deliver over two and a half tons of science and supplies to the six person crew living and working on the International Space Station (ISS).   More



(Source: Universe Today - Feb 12)

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