Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Things Change: Falcon 1 Launch Success!!

MSNBC.com is reporting the successful launch of the low-cost Falcon 1 orbital delivery system.

This comes just hours after an aborted launch attempt due to a "communications glitch."

Although the second stage did tumble into a half-orbit, the rocket reached an altitude of 187+ miles, officially reaching space and proving its concept was sound.

Elon Musk said it was likely the company would proceed with scheduled launches later this year.

1 comment:

R2K said...

Wooo! Love this rocket, its pretty simple. My fav. part of the video is the night time burn to correct the orbit. I love how the nozzle glows red hot.