SpaceX launch live: watch live stream of Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket mission

Launch begins at 11.05pm, but coverage set to begin before that

Andrew Griffin
Tuesday 10 February 2015 18:03
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The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX, on a cargo resupply service mission to the International Space Station, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket launched by SpaceX, on a cargo resupply service mission to the International Space Station, lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida

SpaceX is set to launch a pioneering mission this evening, potentially marking the future of space travel. It will attempt to send a rocket into space and then land it on a barge — and you can watch the whole thing live.

The launch will begin at 11.05pm, though coverage will begin before then. The rocket will take off, carrying a new observatory that it will drop off in space, and then head back down to try and land on the barge.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Last week saw two failed attempts to launch — and last month saw a spectacular failure to land, when the rocket exploded on impact.

It’s possible that the launch will be called off once again, or that the company’s attempt to land on the barge will fail. But if it doesn’t, the development of rockets that can be landed and then re-used could bring about a new age of space travel.

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