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Live coverage: SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 Block 5 readied for liftoff Thursday

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of the first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the Bangabandhu 1 communications satellite. SpaceX’s live video coverage begins at approximately 3:57 p.m. EDT (1957 GMT) Thursday. Text updates will appear automatically below; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.