[extropy-chat] SpaceX launch attempt later today
brian at posthuman.com
Mon Mar 19 06:06:34 UTC 2007
A year after their first launch failure, they are trying again. SpaceX is the
"low cost" rocket company founded by one of the paypal guys, and they may very
well be the ones who will be launching astronauts into space using their Dragon
capsule concept when the space shuttle is mothballed soon.
The first launch attempt this time will be today beginning at 4pm Pacific time.
There is going to be a webcast again:
"The flight readiness review conducted tonight shows all systems are go for a
launch attempt at 4pm California time (11pm GMT) tomorrow (Monday). The webcast
can be seen at http://spacex.com/webcast.php and will start at T-60 minutes.
Please check back for updates, as the launch will be postponed if we have even
the tiniest concern."
It's quite likely it won't go off on time as they have added hundreds of extra
pre-launch checks to their countdown software.
Here's a forum thread discussing it:
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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