Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spacex Falcon 9 Wet Dress Rehearsal Tomorrow


CAPE CANAVERAL, Floirda - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is inviting the press for a photo opportunity at the company’s Cape Canaveral launch site (SLC-40) on on Thursday, March 1st.

SpaceX Communications Director Kirstin Brost Grantham stated in a press release that media will be able to take pictures of the 180-foot Falcon 9 rocket as it stands vertical at the launch pad for a wet dress rehearsal.

Yesterday, the Dragon spaceship and Falcon 9 rocket completed assembly in Cape Canaveral (pictured above).

In December 2008, NASA announced the selection of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).  The $1.6 billion contract represents a minimum of 12 flights, with an option to order additional missions for a cumulative total contract value of up to $3.1 billion.

Image Credit: SpaceX