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Fraser
2013-Jun-11, 05:00 PM
Last week, SpaceX fired up a new version of the Falcon 9 for a short 10-second test fire. Now, they’ve completed a long-duration fire, lasting 112 seconds. The test was of the first stage of the F9-R, an advanced prototype for the world’s first reusable rocket. The test took place at SpaceX’s rocket development facility [...]

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docmordrid
2013-Jun-24, 02:25 AM
The maiden flight of Falcon 9 v1.1 / F9-R is now NET Sept. 5.

The heavily instrumented development engines are in the process of being removed and replaced with flight engines, after which acceptance tests will he done then it ships to Vandenberg AFB. A SpaceX spokesperson has said the pad is ready.

Fun times :)