Falcon 9 vertical at the Cape

Wow! Elon Musk  takes another big step. The SpaceX Falcon 9 is vertical at Cape Canaveral.

“Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced its Falcon 9 launch vehicle was successfully raised to vertical on Saturday, January 10, 2009, at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) in Cape Canaveral, Florida — two days ahead of schedule. This operation was a critical step in validating a variety of system interfaces and launch processes in preparation for the maiden flight of Falcon 9 later this year.”

Read the entire press release here (scroll to bottom for great photos)

Here’s the video of the Falcon 9 being raised

Video Tour by Elon Musk of the Cape Canaveral facilities