Saturday, June 27, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 sea landing: start time, live stream, and what to expect

SpaceX is ready for the third major test of its reusable rocket — are you? Liftoff is scheduled for 10:21AM ET on Sunday, and can be seen above. NASA's coverage starts at 9AM ET. Alternatively, SpaceX will host its own stream here.

Shortly after launch, the first stage of the reusable Falcon 9 — the biggest section of the rocket, which houses the engines and holds all the fuel — will guide itself back down to Earth and try to land on a drone ship in the ocean. The first two attempts famously met fiery ends. But failure is part of the process here, and SpaceX is by far the closest in the industry to making the dream of a reusable rocket become reality.

As we all focus on the landing attempt, the rocket's second stage...

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