Tuesday, January 29, 2008

First Multi-engine test firing of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

Space Daily reports the first multi-engine test firing of the Falcon 9, scheduled for launch later this year:

On Jan. 18, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) conducted the first multi-engine firing of its Falcon 9 medium to heavy lift rocket at its Texas Test Facility outside McGregor. The engines operated at full power, generating over 180,000 pounds of force, equivalent to a Boeing 777 at full power, and consuming 700 lbs per second of fuel and liquid oxygen during the run.

Video from YouTube:

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