SpaceX’s subsequent attempt at touchdown a reusable rocket is minutes away

SpaceX's next try at landing a reusable rocket is minutes away

In January, Elon Musk’s SpaceX got here near a managed touchdown of one among its rockets after a fast journey to area, earlier than issues took a fiery, explosive flip for the worst. Right now, assuming all goes properly and people X wing fins stay powered, it should attempt once more. A launch scheduled for four:33PM ET will ship provides to the Worldwide Area Station as part of the CRS-6 mission, earlier than the Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land itself on a barge within the ocean. Creating rockets that may used once more might assist reduce the price of sending stuff to area, so there’s lots at stake past simply wanting cool in its Grasshopper demos. The launch might be webcast stay beginning at four:15PM (the video feed is embedded after the break) though we’ll have to attend a bit longer to see if the touchdown is profitable.

#Falcon9 & #Dragon now vertical prematurely of at present’s CRS-6 launch, focused for four:33pm ET.

– SpaceX (@SpaceX) April thirteen, 2015

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