(Thanks to The Unwanted Blog's report.) The first official commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station* is well underway -- despite a nasty-looking failure of one of the nine first-stage engines during initial boost, it is in the groove to match up with ISS Wednesday and be grappled in for unloading.
Yes, it will fly fine with an engine out. This is what proper design looks like -- SpaceX points out the Saturn V had similar redundancy, and needed to use it, too.
Watch that company. Watch that man. He's Delos D. Harriman; he knows it and he is gonna sell you the moon, by and by
* It's still Space Station Alpha, named by the very first crew, but when was the last time you heard anyone call it that?
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