SpaceX Launch Scheduled Tonight From Cape Canaveral

posted by John Conrad - 


Cape Canaveral,Fla.(970 WFLA)-The weather forecast is 80-percent go for this evening's SpaceX launch of a NASA satellite from launch pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 

The 337-million dollar transiting exoplanet survey satellite, or TESS, will search for thousands of planets orbiting other stars with the hope of finding the potential for life to exist outside our solar system.A launch window of only 30 seconds opens at 6:32 p.m. eastern time. 

SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage on a ship offshore and to recover the two halves of the nose cone, which will drop to the ocean by parachute.

Photo Credit:SpaceX

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