Elon Musk says this powerful new SpaceX rocket may be 'the most reliable ever built' —...

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    • SpaceX hopes to launch its new Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket for the first time today.
    • The mission was delayed after a last-minute launch abort on Thursday, but is now scheduled for lift off at 4:14 p.m. ET.
    • Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said the new Falcon 9 is the most powerful, reliable, and reusable version to date — and its final major revision of the rocket.
    • The mission will launch Bangabandhu-1, a satellite designed to bring internet, TV, and phone service to 160 million people in Bangladesh.
    • SpaceX is broadcasting live video of the Falcon 9 mission via YouTube, and you can watch below.

    Elon Musk and his rocket company, SpaceX, are hoping the second time's the charm for the inaugural launch of the most advanced Falcon 9 rocket to date.

    On Thursday, SpaceX fueled up and tried to launch its Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket for the first time, but flight computers automatically aborted the mission with less than a minute remaining in the countdown.
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