If you like space and/or rockets and/or awesome flames, you'll want to tune in to spacex.com on Monday, April 30 to watch "a static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket’s nine powerful Merlin engines in preparation for the company’s upcoming launch." The test is scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM ET/ 11:30 AM PT, with the actual static fire targeted for 3:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM PT. Actual launch to space is currently targeted for May 7.

2 Responses to “SpaceX Falcon 9 engine test will be webcast live (woo, fire! woo, space!)”

  1. formosaman says:

    They’re also testing parts of the British Sabre at the moment, which is far more exciting because if it works the proposed Skylon spaceplane will take off like a jet before switching to rocket power at high altitude: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17864782

  2. heng says:

    In other news, Reaction Engines are testing their pre-cooler at the moment… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17874276

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