Falcon 9 went off like clockwork! All shots courtesy of NASA TV! Interestingly, they were on a 30 second delay…
1423 CDT Liftoff!
1424 Going uphill
1426 First stage separation/2nd stage light off
1427 Capsule shot and 2nd stage burn
1433 First stage recovers on the ship
1436 Second stage separation
On orbit… two minutes less than Alan Shepard’s first flight 59 years ago… Depending on when you read this, they should be getting close to docking with the ISS… That is supposed to occur approximately 0930 CDT.
Honestly, I’m glad to see America taking back control of their flights into space, and congrats to Spacex, the first PRIVATE company to put men in space!!!