1st fully 3D-printed rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — After several holds and delays, the first fully 3D-printed rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Update 4: Due to strong upper-level winds, Relativity Space has announced a new launch time for the 3D rocket to be 11:25 p.m.

Update 3: Another 25-minute hold has been set for tonight’s 3D rocket launch from its 10:38 p.m. announced launch time. due to “a vessel currently violating our range space,” Relativity Space tweeted.

The new launch time is set for 11:05 p.m.

We’re currently on hold at T-25:00 due to a vessel currently violating our range space. Standby for an updated T-0 time.

Update 2: Relativity Space says it is now targeting a 10:38 p.m. launch.

Update: Strong upper-level winds resulted in a hold 45 minutes ahead of the launch, Relativity Space tweeted.

However, weather balloon data released around 9:50 p.m. is “trending positively” for the launch. The window opens at 10 p.m.


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People in Central Florida could see a first-of-its-kind rocket launch Wednesday night from Florida’s Space Coast.


Relativity Space will try for a third time to get its fully 3D-printed rocket off the ground and into orbit.

The company’s Terran 1 rocket uses fewer parts and is quicker to build than a traditional rocket.

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However, two previous launch attempts were scrubbed due to technical issues.

The company is planning to try a third launch attempt with a launch window from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday.

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