SpaceX Falcon 9 engine test will be webcast live (woo, fire! woo, space!)

If you like space and/or rockets and/or awesome flames, you'll want to tune in to 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.


  1. 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:

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