SpaceX postpones launch to December 8 or 9 after successful static fire test

by Ken Kremer SpaceX Corporation has reset the liftoff of their 16-story Falcon 9 rocket to no earlier than December 8 or 9, after finding porosity and a potential crack related to a weld in the second stage Merlin engine nozzle. If the engineers decide to replace the nozzle, the launch will be postponed to Friday, December 10 at the earliest. The rocket was lowered to a horizontal position early this morning (Dec. 6) for detailed ….


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