This is not a NASA Website. You might learn something. It's YOUR space agency. Get involved. Take it back. Make it work - for YOU.

Falcon 1 Launch Scrubbed

By Keith Cowing
December 19, 2005

Editor’s note: 2:25 pm EST A structural issue in the first stage fuel tank has arisen and the launch is off until at least next month.

Editor’s note: 2:00 pm EST Launch window has opened – still in a 15 minute hold due to weather. When countdown resumes there are 15 minutes of additional procedures remaining – pulling back the strong back, vehicle self alignment and check, etc.

Editor’s note: 1:52 pm EST 5 minutes into a 15 minute hold. Winds at 27 knots. Close to full on fuel.

Historic SpaceX Launch Set for December 19: The World’s Lowest Cost Rocket to Orbit

“On Monday, December 19 at 11 a.m. PST (7 p.m. GMT), the Falcon 1 rocket will begin its journey to orbit, accelerating to 17,000 mph (25 times the speed of sound) in less than ten minutes.”

Experts say low-cost rockets could democratize space access, Torrance Daily Breeze

“I asked Boeing why they’re not working on this and they said, ‘If it succeeds, we’ll just buy them,’ ” the source said.

SpaceX plans Monday launch: Takeoff couldn’t come during a worse time for Boeing, Decatur Daily

“California-based Boeing spokesman Dan Beck said SpaceX’s planned launch will not affect Boeing. “We wish them the best as they try to enter this difficult market,” Beck said.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.