Crews Attach Massive Arms to SpaceX Vessel ‘Mr. Steven’ at Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // May 22, 2019
vessel designed to catch falling rocket nose cones in a giant net
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Crews recently attached massive arms to “Mr. Steven,” a SpaceX vessel designed to catch falling rocket nose cones in a giant net.
Berthed at Port Canaveral along with other SpaceX vessels, Mr. Steven arrived at the Port from Los Angeles in February but has been without its four arms and fairing-catching net for several months.
The 205-foot-long vessel was at the Port this week and did not join SpaceX drone ship ‘Of Course I Still Love You,’ which is heading out into the Atlantic Ocean along with other SpaceX craft in preparation for Thursday night’s planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket.
SpaceX hopes to land the Falcon booster on the drone ship minutes after its scheduled 10:30 p.m. liftoff.
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