Sunday, August 03, 2008

SpaceX Video: Flight of the Falcon


"There has been an anomaly on the vehicle."

Just over 2 minutes into flight, the third test of SpaceX's Falcon 1 ended. The history of rocketry tells us that there are many failures before a success. The views of Kwajalein Atoll as the vehicle passes Mach 1 are spectacular. In the meantime, Falcon 9 has successfully completed ground firing of all 9 engines. Elon Musk has vowed to continue, with another Falcon 1 launch soon.

Despite the failures, SpaceX may still complete the NASA COTS contract. The COTS D option would allow human flights to ISS, possibly our best hope for the "Gap." As SpaceX's Laurence Williams said a month ago in San Francisco, Falcon 9 and Dragon would be all-American spacecraft. Let us wish SpaceX the best of luck next time.

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4 Comments:

Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol Riofrio
I thought it said Space Sex
as in sex in Space

9:27 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Nice to see you still flying high

9:27 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Great hearing from you, Q9! SpaceX does sound sexy!

8:28 AM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

I think that the video about flight of the falcon is so spectacular and interesting, I have never seen something similar in my life.

5:31 AM  

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