Monday, January 05, 2015

Space-X CRS-5 to Barge Its Way into History

Space-X plans to launch it's 6th visit to the ISS tomorrow morning starting at 6AM EST/3AM PST. The launch can be viewed live on If all goes well, this launch will be followed shortly by an attempt to land the first stage of the Falcon-9 onto a ocean-going barge parked out in the Atlantic Ocean. Space-X has been incrementally gearing up for this goal over the course of a number of Falcon 9 launches and experimental flights using their Grasshopper test vehicle. The purpose of this test is to reduce the cost of spaceflight by re-using the major components of the rocket vehicle.


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