SpaceX Launches NASA’s Planet-Finding Spacecraft TESS

A few hours ago, Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched NASA's new planet-hunting Kepler successor TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) into orbit. The space telescope was set out to search for planets from nearby systems.

Originally scheduled for a March 20 launch, it was then pushed back to this past Monday April 16, and then finally launched today after some minor setbacks. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying TESS took off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, and has...

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