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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Falcon 9's nine Merlin first stage engines successfully fire for two seconds during a static fire test on September 29, 2012.
SpaceX

One week from today, the Dragon C3 spacecraft will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) to begin the first of twelve official cargo-delivery flights to the ISS as contracted by NASA. The mission is on track after SpaceX successfully conducted a static fire test of the Falcon 9's nine Merlin first stage engines at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida yesterday. Liftoff is targeted for 5:35 PM, Pacific Daylight Time next Sunday.

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