SpaceX Prepares Falcon 9 For Launch -- And Reminds Us How Big Rockets Are

SpaceX Prepares Falcon 9 For Launch — and Reminds Us How Big Rockets Are

This picture shows SpaceX preparing its Falcon 9 rocket for launch at Cape Canaveral later today. If all goes well — and currently there's a 60 per cent chance of favourable weather — the launch will take place during a 90-minute window which starts at 6.14pm EDT (8.14am AEST).

The picture's also a nice reminder of the sense of scale of SpaceX's rockets. Its size is important, after all: this launch will see the rocket carry Turkmenistan's Ministry of Communications first satellite into space. [SpaceX]

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