Live coverage of SpaceX’s preparations for the first Falcon 9 “Block 5” rocket launch from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will launch the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. Spaceflight Now Members can watch a live view of the launch pad.
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The next time astronauts land on the moon, they will ride to the lunar surface in a spacecraft that looks a lot different than the Apollo-era landing module last used in 1972. Lander concepts proposed by SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics — which won a combined $967 million in NASA funding Thursday — take wildly different approaches to carrying crews to the moon.