Thumbnail for 318081

SpaceX is launching a secret mission to space Wednesday. Here’s what we know so far.

By Miriam Kramer

Facebook

On Wednesday, SpaceX will launch a secret mission to space.

The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is expected to launch a secret government payload known only as Zuma atop a Falcon 9 rocket at around 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Once the secret mission is safely on its way to orbit, the first stage of the Falcon 9 will come back down to Earth, landing on a pad back in Cape Canaveral, Florida about 10 minutes later.

You can …

More about Space, Science, Spaceflight, Elon Musk, and Private Spaceflight