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December 17, 2005

SpaceX Will Try Again Monday With Falcon 1 Launch

They'd REALLY Like To Be Off Omelek By Christmas...

Officials at El Segundo, CA-based SpaceX have told Aero-News the company plans to launch its Falcon 1 rocket on Monday, December 19 at 11 am PST (7 p.m. GMT). The two-stage Falcon 1 rocket -- powered by liquid oxygen and purified, rocket grade kerosene -- is expected to accelerate to 17,000 mph (25 times the speed of sound) in less than ten minutes.

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