Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon 9 rocket and attempt to land it on a barge
Very quickly at round 6:20 AM EST as we speak (eleven:20 AM within the UK) SpaceX will launch one its mighty Falcon 9 rockets carrying a Dragon capsule, climate allowing. “Huge deal!” you might properly say. “What’s one other rocket launch?” We’re positive you are not that jaded (they’re all superb) however this one is fairly particular. After the Dragon is up and away doing its factor (carrying ISS cargo, to be actual), the 14-story tall first stage will try and make a precision touchdown on an ocean platform solely 300×100 ft in measurement. That is by no means been tried earlier than, and even the usually brash Musk stated “the chances of success usually are not nice — maybe 50 % at greatest.” That makes issues additional thrilling, so seize your popcorn and take a look at the video under.