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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

SpaceX Falcon 1 is Up and Away

[update 10:14 CST] SpaceX has a high and low quality video of the flight

[update 9:16 CST] Elon says 90% of the objectives were met and the rocket reaches 300km. They will not need another test flight before launch a satellite later this year. Boo-Ya!

[update: 9:09 CST] According to Elon Musk, the second stage most likely re-entered atmosphere before entering orbit. It was still a good ride, though.

That was awesome. I watch from T-16 minutes without moving. It was like watching the Superbowl. It was up, the first stage fell away, the second engine started and the fairing fell away. It was unbelievable.

All I can say is thank God for the Internet and all the best to Elon Musk and SpaceX. This is the beginning of a new era in rocket launches.

Waiting to make sure everything ended OK. The Webcast cut off after the fairing separated.

Kimbal Musk has a photo:

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