AUDIO: Elon Musk says Falcon 9 maiden flight “late summer”

by | Apr 2, 2009 | Commercial human spaceflight, commercial launch services, COTS | 0 comments

Elon Musk, Space Exploration Technologies’ chief executive and chief technology officer, spoke at the Space Foundation’s 25th National Space Symposium on 1 April 2009

Click here to listen to part one

Click here to listen to part two

Hear Musk refer to the maiden flight of his Falcon 9 rocket from its space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral as being in “late summer,” which I would imagine is end of August. Aerospace schedules being what they are that could easily become September; so much for the reports of a June launch

Three videos were shown during Musk’s session and I have edited out the audio from those but you’ll hear Musk refer to them. Hyperbola hopes to have a complete video of this session, and others from the symposium in the next few days. To see the COTS-D video Musk refers to go here

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