Saturday, January 14, 2017

SpaceX returns to flight in style, launching satellites and landing another rocket

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SpaceX is back. 

Elon Musk's private space company just successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket to space following an explosion in Sept. that had halted its launch operations. 

The company returned to flight in style, too, by landing its seventh rocket stage back on Earth after delivering a payload to space. The landing was a secondary objective for the mission, but it was gorgeous. The booster landed dead-center on a small remotely-operated barge in the Pacific Ocean.

The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket gently landed on SpaceX's drone ship less than 10 minutes after it launched 10 communications satellites on their way to orbit for Iridium, another spaceflight company.  Read more...

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