Sunday, September 28, 2008

Successful Launch of Falcon 1

The fourth launch attempt of SpaceX Falcon 1 was successful. Launching at 4:15 PM, the vehicle reached orbit about 9 minutes later. Falcon 1 has made history as the first privately developed liquid fueled launch vehicle to achieve earth orbit!

UPDATE 5:14 PM now has an article by Alan Boyle giving details of the launch.


Video of the launch:


Eric said...

Woohoo!! Plus, did you see that Phoenix saw snow on Mars! Fun days for space nuts.

Don the Baptist said...

Just 45 years ago it took a massive Government project to accomplish such a launch. Wow!