It took two attempts, but SpaceX carried out a successful hot-fire test of the Falcon 9 first stage on April 30, as part of a dress rehearsal for the countdown to the prospective first U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The test on Space Launch Complex 4 — the Hawthorne, Calif.-based company’s launch pad at Cape Canaveral — concluded at 4:15 p.m. EDT. “SUCCESS. 2 second burn!” the company announced by Twitter. SpaceX engineers planned a full ...

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