Saturday, May 19, 2012

Online Live Broadcast (VIDEO): SpaceX Falcon 9 ready for historical space travel destined to ISS

After a long wait and several delays, finally SpaceX - the private space exploration company founded by PayPal and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk - set to make history as the first mission anchored by a private company to send cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) will begin in the early hours of Saturday (May 19).

Online Live Broadcast (Video): SpaceX Falcon 9 ready for historical space travel destined to ISS
 At just a few hours at 1:55am Pacific Time (which is 4:55am Eastern time) Saturday morning, SpaceX will attempt to make the first ever privately-funded launch to head to the International Space Station ISS) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch will be made with its Falcon 9 rocket, which is set to launch its Dragon capsule.

Talking to media ahead of historical launch Gwynne Shotwell, the president of SpaceX, told media, “We know this has been touted as a huge mission. We keep trying to say it’s a test. Nonetheless, it’s a big job.”

The launch will be webcast live and will be repeated by NASA hour at 2:25am Pacific Time (5:25 Eastern time) for those who could not stay awake until dawn. Shortly later, a post-launch conference at 5:30am Pacific Time (8:30 pm Eastern Time) will give more details on the mission.

Watch exclusive video below:

According to latest news from Cape Canaveral, the launch of Flacon 9 has been aborted at the last moment for some mysterious technical reasons. Fina the full story HERE.

SpaceX ready for second attempt to launch Falcon 9 today (Monday, May 21), read here


Report Tags: SpaceX, Elon Musk, Cape Canaveral, Dragon Capsule, Falcon 9, Tesla Motors, Paypal, Gwynne Shotwell, International Space Station, ISS

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