by Jeff Cunningham
So, the Falcon 9 v1.1 launch scheduled for earlier this week had some minor hardware glitches and had to be “scrubbed” or re-scheduled–it happens. The new launch of the first payload to geostationary orbit (commonly referred to by rocket scientists as “GEO”, where it’s flying high and fast enough to always hover over the same spot on the Earth’s surface) has been moved to Thursday evening, the soonest that the skies will be clear.
While it’s no doubt generating mixed feelings among the SpaceX workforce (Thanksgiving at home with the family versus launching a rocket…), it works out just shiny for us Browncoats: Football not your thing? Then why not tune in to the SpaceX live stream after dinner? What could be a better geek Thanksgiving than gathering around after the feast to watch a rocket ascend upon a column of brilliant flames? Watch with us, then comment on your reactions on our sites!