SpaceX test fires Falcon 9 engines in prelude to May 7 station flight | Space News, Commercial Space, International Space Station

By WILLIAM HARWOOD CBS News KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL–Working by remote control, Space Exploration Technologies engineers briefly test fired the nine first stage engines powering the company’s Falcon 9 rocket Monday, a key milestone before launch May 7 on the first commercial cargo flight to the International Space Station.

The two-second test firing at launch […]