Ever wanted to see an explosion go only in one direction? Come see a rocket launch! We're watching the live stream from Florida.
This will be the first flight of SpaceX's new and improved Block 5 booster, configured for full reusability.
- Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9
- Payload: Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh's first communications satellite
- Destination: Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)
- Launch site: SLC-39A, Cape Canaveral, FL
- Booster previous flight count: 0
- Landing attempt: Yes, on drone ship Of Course I Still Love You
- Launch window: Friday May 11th 2018, 16:14 - 18:21 EDT