For those who want to follow the launch on Twitter, @NASAKennedy, @ExploreSpaceKSC, @NASA, and @NASASocial will all be posting updates, as of course will I @marchamilton. Another great Twitter resource for space flight coverage is @spaceflight101
On Facebook, you can follow the launch on NASA’s page.
If you are a Google+ fan, follow +NASA
Finally, NASA TV will also broadcast the launch.
As exciting as next week’s launch is, SpaceX is working on even more exciting projects. Check out the SpaceX talk at last month’s GPU Technology Conference on designing a new, methane-fueled engine powerful enough to lift the equipment and personnel needed to colonize Mars. A vital aspect of this effort involves the creation of a multi-physics code to accurately model a running rocket engine. The scale and complexity of turbulent non-premixed combustion has so far made it impractical to simulate, even on today’s largest supercomputers. In the talk, SpaceX presents a novel approach using wavelets on NVIDIA GPUs, capable of capturing physics down to the finest turbulent scales.