The SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon launch is now officially targeted for next Tuesday, Dec. 7th. There will be a NASA press conference about this first official COTS flight on Monday. There will be a static test fire on the launch pad on Friday. /– NASA Sets Coverage For Cots 1 Launch Targeted For Dec. 7 – NASA /– SpaceX seven days from planned NASA demonstration flight – The Flame Trench/Florida Today.com
> The first SpaceX Falcon 9 demonstration launch for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is targeted for liftoff on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Liftoff will occur from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 9:03 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. EST. If necessary, launch opportunities also are available on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 with the same window.