SpaceX Aims For Mid-December Launch

Posted: Nov 10 2016, 12:18pm CST | by , in Latest Science News


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SpaceX Aims for Mid-December Launch
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SpaceX has one of its biggest setbacks when the Falcon 9 rocket exploded on Cape Canaveral when they tried to launch it on September 1. After they investigated what happened and tried to fix it, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that the company would try to resume in December.

Musk said that he aims for the December launch so that he can be smart with time, but also solve the problems.

"It basically involves liquid helium, advanced carbon fiber composites, and solid oxygen," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in an interview. "Oxygen so cold that it actually enters solid phase," Musk added.

For Musk, this is surprising because he rarely fails at things. SpaceX has such a unique way to fuel rockets that it was difficult to find the right answer, according to Nature World News.

"It's never happened before in history. So that's why it took us awhile to sort it out," SpaceX CEO said in an interview.

Still, it looks like Musk has found the solution and that he is ready to try again. It was found that the interaction between the supercool liquid oxygen and the helium bottles is what contributed to the explosion.

The incident destroyed Facebook's Internet Satellite. The explosion requires more safety precautions and cooperation as well, especially with the US Air Force and the Dederal Aviation Administration.

For more information about SpaceX and what will be happening up until that launch, check out our SpaceX Guide.

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