Friday, March 2, 2012

Falcon 9 Passes Fuel Up Test At KSC

Photo credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. (Part of the NASA COTS Program) Had a full up, fuel up test with the countdown stopping at  T-5. This is just before the 9 Merlin engines would be ignited. This was the first in a series of tests in preparation for a launch in late April. The Falcon 9 with it's Dragon Capsule is designed to resupply the ISS and then return to Earth with a splash down in the Pacific Ocean.

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