UPDATE: Falcon 9 is off!

UPDATE: Falcon 9 is off!

UPDATE 6: Second stage shutdown is nominal. Everything’s looking good. Congratulations SpaceX!

UPDATE 5: Stage separation is successful.

UPDATE 4: Falcon 9 is off!

UPDATE 3: SpaceX has resolved the problem and launch is now scheduled for 2:45 pm.

UPDATE2: The Falcon 9 had a launch abort seconds before launch.

UPDATE: Launch is expected at 1:30. Watch live at SpaceX or Spaceflightnow.com.

ORIGINAL STORY: We are still awaiting the first launch of Falcon 9. Earlier problems have been resolved, but now a sailboat is “in the box” — the prohibited area off of Cape Canaveral (for launch safety reasons). Launch now will happen no earlier than 1:30 pm.

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