SpaceX launch live: watch unmanned rocket land on drone ship

June 9, 2016 – 01:05 pm

The launch was originally due to commence on Monday, however it was delayed last-minute due to poor weather conditions.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket pictured at the start of March 2015 (SpaceX)

Once the capsule is released, beginning a two-day journey to the station, the rocket's first stage will flip around, fire engines to steer its descent and deploy landing legs to touch down on a customised barge stationed off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

The primary purpose of the flight is to.

The rocket will deliver a coffee machine to an Italian astronaut (SpaceX)

Among the items on board is an authentic espresso machine from Italy, which will be given to the Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti – who is said to be keen to drink something other than the instant coffee currently available on board the Space Station!


Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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  • avatar Should anyone really watch live coverage of the space shuttle launch?

    • I never watch any of this kind of stuff. To be honest, it bores me to death.