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Live SpaceX Webcast - First attempt at rocket recovery (4/18/2014 12:00 PST)

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posted on Apr, 18 2014 @ 02:15 PM
The April 14 attempt was canceled do to a leak. T-10:00 as of 12:10 PST.

Live Webcast

During [today's] CRS-3 launch to station, SpaceX will attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage. This test is not a primary mission objective and has a low probability of success (30-40%), but we hope to gather as much data as possible to support future testing. After stage separation, when Dragon is well on its way to the ISS, the first stage will attempt to execute a reentry burn and then a landing burn over the Atlantic Ocean. Falcon 9 is carrying four landing legs, which will deploy...

edit on 18-4-2014 by lemmin because: (no reason given)

UPDATE: Dragon is successfully in orbit! Unfortunately, the stream did not have video of the rocket recovery. Hopefully they will post video of it later.
edit on 18-4-2014 by lemmin because: Update

posted on Apr, 18 2014 @ 03:32 PM
Hi, rocket fans.

They made it once before, in other circumstances:

Blue skies.

posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 11:48 AM
a reply to: lemmin

F9 First Stage Landing

Data upload from tracking plane shows first stage landing in Atlantic was good! Flight computers continued transmitting for 8 seconds after reaching the water. Stopped when booster went horizontal. Several boats enroute through heavy seas...


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