SpaceX just test fired the Falcon 9 rocket for its astronaut launch for NASA

SpaceX just test fired the Falcon 9 rocket for its astronaut launch for NASA

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test fires its first-stage engines briefly atop Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Nov. 14, 2020. The rocket will launch the Crew-1 astronaut mission for NASA on Nov. 14. (Image credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX just fired up the rocket that will ferry it’s next crew of astronauts to the International Space Station this weekend. 

The private spaceflight company conducted a static-fire test on Wednesday (Nov. 11) of its Falcon 9 rocket at Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The test is one of the last major milestones ahead of a planned launch on Saturday (Nov. 14).

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