Sunday, March 14, 2010

Successful static fire test of Falcon 9 on launch pad at Kennedy Space Center

This video is a closeup of the 3.5 sec static fire test conducted on Saturday, March 13 at the SpaceX launch complex in Kennedy Space Center. All 9 1st stage Merlin 1C engines fired without any failures or technical problems. This successful test followed an aborted test conducted the previous Tuesday due to a actuator valve. The successful test is prelude to the inaugural launch of the Falcon 9 scheduled for April 12, 2010.

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