Watch the SpaceX Dragon launch right here at 3:25PM

October 1, 2013 – 10:55 am

spacexAnother cargo shipment headed to the International Space Station is about to leave Cape Canaveral, so if you want to see SpaceX launch another big rocket into space this afternoon then you’re in for a treat.

The SpaceX Dragon capsule has been successfully serving its purpose as a reusable delivery capsule for a third time now, and having now completed multiple unmanned trips to and from the ISS it’s safe to say everyone involved has gotten very good at it. Still, there’s something fantastic about being able to watch as the massive Falcon 9 rocket propels the comparably tiny capsule into space.

This rocket is a little different than the others that have been fired recently, as it is equipped with four 25-foot long landing legs. These legs are a part of their reusable rocket program, which we’ve seen in some impressive video demonstrations recently. Unlike the test videos, a ground landing is not being attempted. Instead, when the first stage rocket breaks off from the rest of the unit it will attempt a vertical landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

This shipment contains about 5000 pounds of everything the crew floating above us needs to live and work, from experiments like a small vegetable farm and prehensile legs for Robonaut 2 to food and water.

SpaceX plans to launch at 3:25 Eastern, with a stream showing the pre launch procedures starting at least an hour beforehand. The company is contracted with NASA for nine more cargo launches after this one, each with secondary and tertiary goals designed to test more of the SpaceX reusable rocket projects. It’s unclear when we’ll learn the results of the vetrical landing for the stage one rocket today, but the chances are good it will be part of the confirmation press release delivered after the launch.


Source: www.geek.com

You might also like:

SpaceX employees watch launch of Falcon 9 rocket carrying
SpaceX employees watch launch of Falcon 9 rocket carrying ...
#NASA Launch 1-10-15 5am Launch of the #SpaceX #Dragon #CRS 5
#NASA Launch 1-10-15 5am Launch of the #SpaceX #Dragon #CRS 5
Watch Live: The Launch of Orion
Watch Live: The Launch of Orion
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smart Case, Spacex Dragon Berthed At Iss Luxury Leather Flip Case Cover With Stand Feature for Samsung Galaxy Note 4/ Note IV/ N9100, Original Design And Made By PhilipHayes
Wireless (ACESR)
  • Designed Specifically for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N9100
  • Made of genuine leather with customize photo pattern design printed, custom personalized photo acceptable
  • Full protection for back and front of your iPhone£¬Support hands free video watching with self stand.
  • Smart Wake Up / Sleep, Without card slot, Without belt clip
  • Built-in stand feature for convenient viewing
iPhone 6 Plus Smart Case, Spacex Dragon Berthed At Iss iPhone 6 Plus 5.5inch Full Body Protector Leather Flip Folio Case Cover,Original Design And Made By PhilipHayes
Wireless (ACESR)
  • Designed Specifically for Apple iPhone 6 Plus With 5.5 Inch Screen ONLY, NOT For Regular iPhone 6 4.7inch
  • Made of genuine leather with customize photo pattern design printed, custom personalized photo acceptable
  • Full protection for back and front of your iPhone£¬Support hands free video watching with self stand.
  • Smart Wake Up / Sleep, Without card slot, Without belt clip
  • Built-in stand feature for convenient viewing

Related posts:

  1. SpaceX Dragon return Live
  2. SpaceX Dragon Launch Live Video
  3. Video SpaceX Dragon Launch
  4. SpaceX Dragon Launch site
  5. Watch SpaceX Dragon Launch
  • avatar What is the best opportunity to watch a Shuttle launch in Cape Canaveral LIVE? | Yahoo Answers
    • Along US 1 in Titusville. There are several miles of unobstructed views of the launch site (about 13 miles away - but the launch tower is plainly visible). No special access is needed. The strip will be crowded and all the 'prime' waterfront spots will be taken, but really, you can arrive an hour or so before launch time and park west of US 1 and watch it from there. (e.g. Searstown Mall and just walk across the street to any of dozens of open areas.) Bring a portable radio so you can monitor the countdown (and hear of any delays or a scrub)
      Getting out of town after a launch is a slow…