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SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket

June 4th, 2010 06:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

leetrout writes “SpaceX has successfully launched a two-stage rocket, the Falcon 9, into Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ‘Liftoff came after hours of delay, sparked initially by launch-pad telemetry problems, then by a sailboat that strayed into a restricted area of the launch range. The day’s first countdown was aborted at virtually the last second, due to a problem with the engine parameters, but the launch software was adjusted and a second countdown went all the way to the end.’”
Update: 06/04 20:16 GMT by S : Reader mrcaseyj points out Spaceflight Now’s coverage, which includes a number of pictures from the launch.

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