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watch spacex loft nasa’s new planet-hunting mission into orbit

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watch spacex loft nasa’s new planet-hunting mission into orbit

nasa’s newest galactic scout is ready for duty. the transiting exoplanet survey satellite (dubbed tess for short) is set to embark on a two-year mission to scour our cosmic neighborhood for potentially habitable worlds. but first, it’ll need a boost from spacex.exhaust plumes billowed around pad 40 at cape canaveral last wednesday as spacex successfully test-fired its falcon 9 rocket. today, if all goes as planned, it will roar to life at 6:32 pm edt, lofting the refrigerator-sized tess spacecraft into orbit.the falcon 9 used for this flight will sport a brand new first stage booster—the final block 4 version before the upgraded block 5 version rolls out next month, which will sport upgraded engines and enhancements that will ease reus...