Space X Launch Today, Friday, 4/8/2016

CRS-8 Dragon Mission by SpaceX and webcast can be found here: with live webcast begining 20 minutes before scheduled liftoff.

Watch SpaceX Launch Live via YouTube

For the full hosted webcast, you can watch here or on YouTube with this link:

Listen To This

While you wait for the launch you might enjoy listening to the podcast Song Exploder, episode 28 with The Long Winters, John Roderick, where he breaks down his song about the Space Shuttle Columbia in thier song "The Commander Thinks Aloud".

Read This

If you love space technology, there's a great article in Wired Magazine, March 2016, The Giant Leap, where they examine solutions to different problems facing our journey to Mars. One of the issues is landing. One of the solutions is the Pivot and Thrust landing as SpaceX does, where the rocket uses thrust and turns the descending rocket around into the direction of descent.

If you are on vacation in Indian Rocks Beach, Clearwater Beach, of St. Pete Beach, you might want to visit the downtown St. Petersburg, FL waterfront park near The Vinoy Hotel, for the best view of the launch over Tampa Bay.


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