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Falcon Launch Imminent

According to this note from Out of the Cradle, the site will feature live blog coverage on the Falcon-1 launch, now scheduled for Saturday. Falcon-1 is the first all new orbital rocket in over a decade, and the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to attempt orbit. Keep an eye as well on the SpaceX site for further information. If the Falcon-1 makes orbit, it’s good news for space agency budgets everywhere — priced at $6.7 million, the SpaceX rocket offers the lowest cost to orbit of any launch vehicle in the world, a significant step forward for the commercial space industry.