Good luck Space-X and Godspeed

Good luck Space-X and Godspeed

We are all behind you.

Dennis | 18 mei 2012

makes building an electric car seem like child's play. good luck Elon!

bfranks273 | 18 mei 2012

Yes, best of luck sir! | 18 mei 2012

This IS rocket science...hope all goes smoothly...

Brian H | 19 mei 2012

Argh. Coitus interruptus. Countdown reached 0, firing and liftoff began, but aborted before any motion occurred because of some indicator in a fuel line (low flow?). Next attempt Tues 3:44 a.m EDT. Another opportunity the next day at 3:22 a.m.

kenliles | 19 mei 2012

just an overly tight shutdown parameter on the #5 engine pressure; they're going to widen the tolerance and go again on Tuesday

nhurst | 19 mei 2012

Careful, sometimes "overly tight" tolerences have a, perhaps long forgotten, reason. On the other hand, they had an excellent, full pucker dry run which should bode well for the future if they don't get into too big a hurry.

Brian H | 21 mei 2012

Latest is that they're replacing the valve itself:

Today’s launch was aborted when the flight computer detected slightly high pressure in the engine 5 combustion chamber. We have discovered root cause and repairs are underway.

During rigorous inspections of the engine, SpaceX engineers discovered a faulty check valve on the Merlin engine. We are now in the process of replacing the failed valve. Those repairs should be complete tonight. We will continue to review data on Sunday.

If things look good, we will be ready to attempt to launch on Tuesday, May 22nd at 3:44 AM Eastern

David M. | 21 mei 2012

Darn it . . Can't believe I woke up at 4:45am EST to watch the launch (on the NASA channel) and it didn't go :)

This time it's 3:44am. Hmmm. I wonder if I can record the launch on the NASA channel (on ROKU)?

Seriously, we're all rooting for Space X. I hope all goes well and the capsule can connect to the ISS.

Timo | 22 mei 2012

Dragon is at the orbit. Everything did go as planned. Couple of days and it docks to ISS. Great webcast.

Brant | 22 mei 2012

pretty awesome to watch
dock planned for Friday

mwu | 22 mei 2012

Took me a while, but I finally found a video of the launch (there are plenty of videos from the aborted launch)

Sudre_ | 22 mei 2012

This is a great day. We are now one step closer to vacations in space for the average, altho rich, Joe!

BYT | 22 mei 2012

That was a pretty sight for those at SpaceX I am sure! And remember, they did it at a fraction of the price NASA did it for!!

DanielR | 22 mei 2012

Don't know if it was coincidental or not, but Tesla stock was up 7% following the successful SpaceX launch.

jbherman | 22 mei 2012

@DanielR: I think the bump in Tesla stock was more related to the 5 star crash test report and the announcement of the June 22nd delivery event.