SpaceX's irrepressible Elon Musk has posted an occasionally
tongue-in-cheek update as to the condition and prospects for a
launch of their several-times-delayed Falcon 1 launch vehicle.
Delayed by a multitude of small problems and the inherent
difficulties in launching from a (very) remote location, hopes are
high for a launch of the Falcon 1 later next week. Herewith, Elon's
ISS Status Report #60, 9 a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery
Tokarev focused on keeping the International Space Station in good
working condition this week as managers reviewed plans for the
change out of cargo vehicles at the complex.