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As I post, the rocket is vertical in a small clearing surrounded by woods, with a small group of workers at its base.
Update: One minute to launch.
Update: Launch at 9:25 am. The rocket cleared the tower perfectly. We will have to wait for updates from the company to see how things went beyond that.