Saturday, October 6, 2012

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch: "Go" for Sunday Launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida - At Friday nights's official Launch Readiness Review, launch managers gave a “go” to proceed towards launch of the first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, said Katherine Nelson, the SpaceX Vice-President of Marketing and Communications.

The launch is scheduled for Sunday, October 7 from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule at 8:35 p.m. EDT. Backup launch opportunities are available on Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, if needed.

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