Technical Problems Push The COTS 1 Test To Later This Week
SpaceX scrubbed Monday's planned second launch of the
Falcon 9 rocket, which was also to have been the first test of the
Dragon COTS module. Technical issues caused SpaceX to push the
launch to no earlier than Thursday.
As part of their suborbital spaceflight training program,
Southwest Research Institute researchers and suborbital payload
specialists Dr. Alan Stern and Dr. Dan Durda have continued their
spaceflight training with a new series of jet fighter flights in
F-104 aircraft operated by Starfighters Inc. at the Kennedy Space
Center, Fla. This new round of SwRI Starfighter flights and ground
training took place Nov. 16.