Watch SpaceX Try to Land a Rocket on a Drone Ship [Update: It's a No-Go]

Third time’s a charm. After one near miss resulting in a disastrous but honestly pretty cool explosion and another delay from some gusty winds, SpaceX is going to try to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a remote drone ship beginning at 4:33pm EDT.

Right now, we’re looking at a 60 percent chance of good weather for the launch, and if they once again get the no-go, the robotic Dragon capsule—designated CRS-6 and carrying near 2 tons of equipment (including an espresso maker fittingly called the ISSpresso—will try again tomorrow at 4:10pm EDT.


Through the power of the internet, you’ll once again be able to livestream the event right here and be able to either a.) stare at a launch pad b.) watch another awesome explosion c.) witness space exploration history. Two out of three ain’t bad for a Monday afternoon.

Update: The launch was cancelled a few minutes before schedule because of encroaching storm clouds. SpaceX will give it another go tomorrow at 4:10 EDT.

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