One such experiment is OPALS (Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science), which will test the potential for using a laser to transmit data to Earth from space. Learn more about OPALS at http://1.usa.gov/1nokywQ and stay tuned here for more mission updates!
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Launch is targeted for Sunday March 16 at 4:41 am EDT.
For now Falcon 9 will continue to land in the ocean, but once precision control is refined, the rocket will land on land.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of making life multiplanetary. In 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to send a spacecraft into orbit and return it safely to Earth. In May 2012, SpaceX again made history when its Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial vehicle to successfully attach to the International Space Station, something previously accomplished only by governments. In October 2012 and March 2013, Dragon again successfully delivered cargo to and from the space station in its first two official cargo resupply missions for NASA.
For more information, visit www.spacex.com.