Saturday, January 4, 2014

SpaceX launch delayed

The year's first launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., is now planned for no earlier than Monday. SpaceX had hoped to launch its Falcon 9 rocket around 5 p.m. Friday carrying a Thai commercial communications satellite. But the decision was made to conduct more rocket inspections. If necessary, launch attempts could also be made next Wednesday through Sunday. (Source: USA Today, 01/03/14) Previous Gulf Coast note: SpaceX plans to test its Raptor engines at Stennis Space Center, Miss.