Wednesday, 20 July 2016

SpaceX makes spectacular ground landing after Dragon launch

SpaceX scored a double success today by sending a Dragon cargo ship into orbit and nailing another ground landing. At 12:45 am EDT, the CRS-9 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, setting an unmanned Dragon cargo ship on course for a rendezvous with the ISS. Shortly afterwards, the first stage Falcon 9 booster flew back to Cape Canaveral, where it landed at Landing Zone 1. This is the second time that the Falcon 9 has managed a landward landing and the first since the Orbcomm 2 mission last December.

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