SpaceX Success, Russian Launch Failure

Success for SpaceX static test fire of Falcon 9. Credit: SpaceX

The third time was a charm for SpaceX’s static fire of the Falcon 9 rocket, with a successful 2-second test of the nine engines, clearing the way for a launch next week for a NASA demonstration mission. SpaceX said preliminary he data analysis showed the engine test firing went as expected. An earlier try on Friday and then again Saturday morning ended in a-computer controlled abort. (…) Read the rest of Weekend Update: SpaceX Success, Russian Launch Failure (280 words)

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