SpaceX launches second rocket in 48 hours
SpaceX makes history today by launching its second rocket in 48 hours.
To be fair, it's wasn't planned that way. The first launch (of Falcon 9) was postponed a few hours because the crew needed time to replace a valve, otherwise it would already have been launched. With this one, SpaceX launched the first ever Bulgarian communications satellite into orbit. With the Falcon 9 launching the Bulgarian communications satellite, marks the second time that SpaceX uses a used booster to launch a commercial satellite.
Falcon 9 is scheduled to liftoff at 1:25 PM PDT from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California. There will be a live broadcast which can be watched at the SpaceX website as well as at space.com
I don't know about anyone else, but I will be watching for sure 🙂
Anyway, today's launch will position a second batch Iridium satellites in space. This will be SpaceX's 7th launch already in 2017.
Elon Musk said he plans on sending the first robotic mission to Mars in 2020 and he expects to send the first manned mission to Mars in 2024.
Personally I put a whole lot more faith in SpaceX than I do in Mars One.