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SpaceX Countdown Underway, Watch the live Webcast Now [Updates]

SpaceX launches the Dragon Spacecraft at 3:44am ET. The webcast is available now. Do not miss history in the making - that is if this time the launch is going to work.

May 22 2012, 1:56am CDT | by

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Commercial Space company SpaceX is trying again today to fly a spacecraft to the ISS. The Falcon 9 / Dragon COTS 2 demonstration mission is the first flight of a private company to the ISS. This is huge and not easy as SpaceX had already two failed launches. I am a big fan of Elon Musk and his endeavors that include besides SpaceX also the cool electric car company Tesla - the man is on a mission and uses is PayPal riches for exciting project that bring mankind forward.

Will every little valve work this time? Watch for yourself in the SpaceX webcast launching at 3am ET. We will update this real-time story below with the highlights.

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Update: 14

NASA Places Historic Launch Site for SpaceX

Source: I4U News

At the famous Cape Canaveral in Florida, one of NASA’s major launch structures is going to come under the rubric of a different breed of managers. The Launch Complex 39A which is ...
Source: I4U News  Full article at: I4U News 19 hours ago, 1:14pm CDT

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Update: 13

Purdue experiment headed for space

Source: The Courier-Journal

Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
A Purdue University researcher's experiment concerning the impact of gravity on plant growth will be aboard the Space X Falcon 9 rocket which is ...
Source: The Courier-Journal   Full article at: The Courier-Journal 1 day ago, 12:55am CDT

Update: 11

Space lettuce: NASA to send mini farm to International Space Station

Source: CBS News

China Launches Shenzhou X
SpaceX rocket will carry the mini farm to the International Spa ...
Source: CBS News   Full article at: CBS News 1 day ago, 2:07pm CDT

Update: 10

SpaceX To Try To Launch Station Cargo On Friday

Source: CBS Miami

CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) —SpaceX will  try to launch again on Friday in order to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission. Stormy weather, however, is forecast for Friday. Saturday is the backup launch date. Mission Control has rescheduled urgent spacewalking repairs because of the new launch time. Two U.S. astronauts, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swa ...
Source: CBS Miami   Full article at: CBS Miami 1 day ago, 12:16pm CDT

Update: 9

SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

Source: NASA

NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape ...
Source: NASA   Full article at: NASA 1 day ago, 11:00am CDT

Update: 8

NASA signs agreement with SpaceX for use of Launch Complex 39A

Source: Orlando Business Journal

CEO of SpaceX And Tesla Motors Makes Announcement On SpaceX's Latest Venture
NASA signed a property agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — SpaceX — on Monday for the use of Kennedy Space Center's historic Launch Complex 39A, the site from which Apollo and space shuttle missions began. Tha launch pad will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support its commercial launch activities. Under the 20-year agreement, SpaceX will operate and maintain the facility at its own expense. "It's exciting that this storied NAS ...
Source: Orlando Business Journal   Full article at: Orlando Business Journal 1 day ago, 9:30am CDT

Update: 7

SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

Source: KLTV

Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Sta ...
Source: KLTV   Full article at: KLTV 2 days ago, 9:09am CDT

Update: 6

SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

Source: Brownsville Herald

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station. ...
Source: Brownsville Herald   Full article at: Brownsville Herald 2 days ago, 9:06am CDT

Update: 5

SpaceX Signs 20-Year Lease for Historic Launch Pad 39A

Source: NBC News

China Launches Shenzhou X
Marking the end of a billionaire tug of war, the SpaceX commercial rocket venture signed a 20-year agreement on Monday to take over NASA's historic Launch Pad 39A, the point of origin for Apollo moon missions as well as the first a ...
Source: NBC News   Full article at: NBC News 2 days ago, 4:41pm CDT

Update: 4

Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

Astronauts, Scientists Testify At Hearing On Future Of Human Spaceflight
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla — A space station cargo ship will remain Earthbound for a while longer because of a rocket leakWith just over an hour remaining the SpaceX company called off Mo ...
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal   Full article at: San Mateo Daily Journal 2 days ago, 4:06pm CDT

Update: 3

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Has Launched!

SpaceX Falcon 9 with Dragon spacecraft has launched and is on its way to orbit.

May 22 2012, 2:45am CDT
Update: 2

T minus 5: SpaceX Launch still a go

The countdown of the SpaceX launch is still going. Less than 5 minutes until the historic launch takes place.

May 22 2012, 2:40am CDT
Update: 1

10 Minutes SpaceX Launch Countdown has Started

The SpaceX launch is less than 10 minutes away. The final launch countdown is underway. Watch the live SpaceX rocket launch here.

May 22 2012, 2:35am CDT

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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