SpaceX To Attempt A Potentially Historic LaunchSpaceX To Attempt A Potentially Historic Launch by TheMan268
By Jessica Orwig
This will be the second time that SpaceX will try to land a massive, 140-foot-tall first stage Falcon 9 rocket onto a platform that's floating offshore in the Atlantic ocean. (The first landing attempt took place last January and ended with a fiery explosion.)
If the landing attempt is successful, then SpaceX will have proven that a future of affordable, commercial spaceflight is possible. Key to that future is reusable rockets, that can be launched and relaunched, eventually within the same day.
Monday's landing attempt is a very big step in that direction.
The landing attempt will immediately follow a SpaceX launch, scheduled for lift off out of Space Launch Complex 40 at Cap
John Force Notches NHRA Funny Car Win No. 142Force beats teammate Robert Hight in Funny Car final in Las VegasJohn Force Notches NHRA Funny Car Win No. 142 by TheMan268
John Force won the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals on Sunday for his record-extending 142nd victory, beating teammate Robert Hight in the Funny Car final.
The 65-year-old Force had a 4.148-second pass at 312.35 mph in his Chevrolet Camaro for his fifth victory at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hight finished in 4.154 at 306.05.
"Robert is my best team," Force said. "He's hot on that Christmas tree so I really got to get after him. The win was good, but all that we've been through, with financial change, my sponsors promised to keep me competitive, win championships and I could build safety. We were lucky today, and I'll take lucky any day because it buys us some time to learn."
Richie Crampton won in Top Fuel, and Erica Enders-Stevens topped the Pro Stock field.
Crampton had a 3.902 at 301.33 for his third career victory. He beat Larry Dixon in the final.
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