Range Tracking

Falcon 9 fails to fly

Braving cold winds and the occasional drizzle, the vigil to see the upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch the SES-8 communications satellite into orbit dragged on for three launch attempts hampered by technical problems throughout the entire 66-minute launch window before being scrubbed for good for the day. A sunset launch on Thanksgiving Day is a possibility for the next attempt. My picture shows the rocket on the pad at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at the opening of the launch window waiting expectantly under leaden skies for a fiery blast off that never came.

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