9 September 2013
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said his company is taking every precaution in regards to its upcoming launch of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket, doing everything possible to make a successful launch more likely. Along with the payloads being launched, Musk said SpaceX will relight the engines before the boost stage hits the water to see if it can be recovered. Musk estimates possibly a 10 percent chance of success. Meanwhile, NASA wants two or three launches before it is willing to use the upgraded rockets on launches to ISS. The next ISS launch could take place between 17 January and 16 February of next year. (Image Credit: SpaceX)
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