Don't forget the Space X launch!

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May 18 2012 2:24 PM

Don't forget the Space X launch!

Space X is looking good to launch its Falcon 9 + Dragon capsule on Saturday morning at 08:55 UTC (04:55 Eastern US time). NASA tweeted about it, saying there's a 70% chance of good weather at that time. It's Florida, so that can change in an instant. Check with NASA and Space X for updates.

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Space X put together a press kit with details on the launch and mission activities. Via Universe Today I saw this nice video with a great CGI animation of what will happen:

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It's actually a couple of years old, but still fun to watch. NASA TV will be carrying the launch live, as will Space X, and Elon Musk -- CEO of Space X-- will be live-tweeting it.


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