SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivers DSCOVR into deep space

February 11, 2015 10:46 PM

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivers DSCOVR into deep space

The Falcon 9 and DSCOVR spacecraft telemetry is telling ground controllers that everything is OK," officials announced a half-hour into the mission.

The rocket blasted off at 6:03 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral, Florida. But while weather was decent enough to seen Falcon 9 and DSCOVR skyward, stubbornly stiff winds did force SpaceX to abandon its plans to return the rocket to a landing barge in the ocean.

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