SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Rescheduled for Sunday — With a Webcast!

A Falcon 9 carries a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA TV)
A Falcon 9 carries a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA TV)

SpaceX has rescheduled its Falcon 9 launch for Sunday at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Heeding the social medial outcry over SpaceX’s decision not to webcast Saturday’s launch attempt, the company has reversed it decision for today.

The reversal proved two things. First, there is clearly a demand for people to spend part of their weekend watching an expendable rocket launch a cluster of commsats. Who knew? Second,nobody’s quite buying SpaceX spokeswoman Emily Shanklin’s claim that SpaceX’s launches have become so routine that they’re not worth spending the money and staff resources to webcast. Seriously? This is your third launch in six months, and this is what you consider routine?

To watch the webcast, head on over to http://www.spacex.com/webcast/ to watch all the action. But, be forewarned: the weather is looking bad again for today’s attempt.