Falcon 9 launch scheduled for today

The Falcon 9 is poised on the launchpad to make history in an attempt to send it’s Dragon spacecraft into orbit and then return to earth. The launch window opens at 9am. Watch the launch live on NASA TV.

NASA TV- DRAGON 9 launch

Elon Musk weighs in on the risk of today’s launch

—————————-Current Updates——————————–

UPDATE: FALCON 9 – LIFT OFF! – 11:44am

T+ 9 – in orbit!

T+ 9:30 – Dragon Deployed and engines initialized!

3rd orbit almost complete. Re-entry burn complete.

Main Chute soon and then splash down in the Pacific.

Drogue Chutes deployed. :1:52

All 3 Main Chutes Deployed!

Dragon has splashed down and on target!

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View looking out Dragon capsule window into space -image:SpaceX

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