Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SpaceX just launched and landed a rocket — but this isn't your average mission

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Launch, land, and launch again. 

SpaceX just reused one of its previously flown rocket boosters, sending it to space for the second time before landing it back on Earth again.

This Falcon 9 booster was first used for a cargo mission to the International Space Station in February. This marks SpaceX's 18th rocket landing in the company's history.

Before coming back down for its landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, the first stage of the Falcon 9 sent a communications satellite on its way to orbit, lifting off from Cape Canaveral at 6:53 p.m. ET. Read more...

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