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Watch the SpaceX CRS-5 launch—and attempted booster landing—live

By Tim Fernholz

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Update: This mission was aborted just two minutes before launch after an unspecified problem was discovered in the rocket’s second stage and scrubbed for the day. Due to the narrow window for launch determined by the International Space Station’s orbit, the next opportunity for lift-off is this Friday, January 9, 2015.

SpaceX is launching its fifth routine supply mission to the International Space Station, but the real action will be if the company can land its booster rocket stage on a floating spaceport drone ship instead of destroying it, an act of recycling that could reduce the cost of space access by millions. If there is any problem with the video, SpaceX’s own feed can be found here.

Tim Fernholz
Reporter
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