Saturday January 14, 2017

SpaceX Attempts A High-Stakes Launch, Months After Explosion

This is about to start in a couple of minutes, so hit the link quick if you are interested. Hopefully, there will be no explosions and $200 million satellites destroyed this time around.

Just months after a launch pad explosion thwarted its last attempt, SpaceX is trying again to launch an unmanned rocket into orbit. The launch, which is set to unfold Saturday at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base, marks a crucial آ— and expensive آ— test for the private space company in the aftermath of its recent, very visible misfire. SpaceX is live-streaming the launch, which is scheduled to begin at 12:54 p.m. ET.