Falcon 1 Launches Live Tonight

August 2, 2008 | 6 comments

Falcon 1 is going to try for orbit this evening. The launch will be broadcast live. This is groundbreaking first. If it succeeds, the Falcon 1 would be the first rocket from the new space industry to make orbit.

SpaceX also just successfully test-fired the Falcon 9, a much heavier and more capable rocket.

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6 Responses to Falcon 1 Launches Live Tonight

  1. Adam Greenwood on August 2, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    If you can’t get the webcast in Internet Explorer, try Firefox.

  2. Tim Malone on August 3, 2008 at 12:10 am

    The liftoff was exciting and the video from the rocket showing the receding atoll and surrounding was beautiful. Unfortunately, the webcast ceased abruptly and a somber note was posted indicating that an anomaly was experienced about T+140s, shortly after switching to the initial guidance system.

  3. Eric Boysen on August 3, 2008 at 10:35 am


  4. Ben H on August 5, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    The video doesn’t seem available at the the SpaceX site, but there’s a nice version on YouTube.

  5. Adam Greenwood on August 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Problem figured out:

    The bad: it was a dumb mistake.
    The good: Its easy to fix.


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