SpaceX is about to launch the Falcon 1 rocket for the first time – History in the making (I hope)

I’m just watching the live feed of the SpaceX‘s Falcon 1 rocket launch. I can’t even begin to describe what the impact of this whole move is if the launch succeeds as planned. The Falcon 1 rocket is the first all American, built from scratch, rocket in the last 25+ years. It is built from new materials and its launch cost is $6.7 million which is about a quarter of what a launch will cost on a Delta II rocket or equivalent (even the Russian launch costs are higher than this the cost of launching Falcon 1). [Read More]