September 29th, 2008
Falcon 1 Flight 4 Liftoff Perfect
We watched live as the SpaceX Falcon 1 Flight 4 webcast shared their launch. We confess to simultaneously watching a football game that we opted to turn off and instead watch the webcast. The football game was a disapointment, the successful launch was a joy to see! As was the separation that came several minutes later.
According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk asked his team, "Fourth time's the charm, right? This is definately the best day in my life!" Photo shows Elon and his staff celebrating.
Falcon 1 has made history as being the first privately funded vehicle to reach nominal orbit from a ground based launch site. Success and kudos to all. Photo shows Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO shaking hands with Diane Murphy Vice President, Marketing and Communications.