Watch live as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket in the midnight hour

SpaceX is counting down to launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 12:27 a.m. EDT (0427 GMT) Sunday with the Globalstar FM15 satellite, a spare spacecraft for Globalstar’s commercial voice and data relay constellation.

The Falcon 9’s mission will be longer than usual, with three burns by the rocket’s upper stage engine before deploying the Globalstar FM15 spacecraft about an hour and 53 minutes after liftoff.

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  1. SpaceX booster landing on the Just Read The Instructions platform or drone shift is incredible to look at. It makes a good joke also. I do remember the tweet.

  2. Everyone loves these things…come to cocoa. I heard this fucking thing go all the way to space last night. As a pilot I never thought I’d be that guy complaining about noise but god damn!

  3. Love the CGI.

    Fake globe, fake space, does not exist ppl. Wake your a** up! It's all bs!

  4. It's amazing, three successful launches – and landings – in the space of 2 days. Bravo. Cheers from Yekaterinburg, Russia.