The pair of Merlins produced over 181,000 pounds of thrust during the test Photo: SpaceX
A total of nine Merlin 1C engines will power the Falcon 9 rocket Photo: SpaceX
SpaceX conducts first mult-engine firing of Falcon 9 rocket Photo: SpaceX
Test firing of two Merlin 1C engines at the SpaceX test facility in McGregor Texas Photo: SpaceX
Merlin 1C Firing Photo: Cory Stewart/SpaceX
January 31, 2008 Space Exploration Technologies Corp, or SpaceX, has conducted the first multi-engine firing of its Falcon 9 medium to heavy lift rocket at its Texas Test Facility outside McGregor. The Falcon 9 is the launch vehicle for the SpaceX Dragon, which will facilitate the delivery of cargo and up to seven people to and from the International Space Station.
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