SPACE: Coming Later This Month: SpaceX’s Big Reusable Rocket Launch. “It won’t happen just yet. During a static-fire test of the new Falcon 9 on Thursday (in which the rocket test-fires its engines but stays on the platform), the rocket achieved full thrust but had some ‘anomalies’ SpaceX needed to investigate, Musk tweeted. Early on Monday he updated the world via Twitter that SpaceX needed to perform another static fire test, and that the Air Force had dibs on the launch pads for testing ICBMs, so the SpaceX launch is delayed until Sept. 29 or 30.”