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The Sciences

Don't forget the Space X launch!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 18, 2012 11:24 PM

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Space X is looking good to launch its Falcon 9 + Dragon capsule on Saturday morning at 08:55 UTC (04:55 Eastern US time). NASA tweeted about it, saying there's a 70% chance of good weather at that time. It's Florida, so that can change in an instant. Check with NASA and Space X for updates. Space X put together a press kit with details on the launch and mission activities. Via Universe Today I saw this nice video with a great CGI animation of what will happen:

[embed width="610"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13wJDYbUZSc[/embed]

It's actually a couple of years old, but still fun to watch. NASA TV

will be carrying the launch live, as will Space X

, and Elon Musk -- CEO of Space X-- will be live-tweeting it

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