SpaceX Rocket Ready For Launch At Cape Canaveral

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CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — After three days of testing, SpaceX said they’re ready to launch a rocket Sunday, their first since a summer accident grounded its Falcon line of rockets.

The company conducted a test-firing of its rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday. In the end, chief executive Elon Musk said the engine firing appeared to go well and that, pending a review, a launch attempt would occur Sunday night.

Company CEO Elon Musk tweeted out an update Saturday.

SpaceX’s rockets have been grounded since one failed during liftoff in June. The accident occurred on a space station supply run for NASA. The upcoming flight will involve a satellite delivery for OrbComm. If it goes well, flights for NASA could resume in February.

The company will attempt, again, to land the spent first-stage booster.

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