Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SpaceX makes landing a rocket look easy - UNIVERSE

While I was up in the mountains, the Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday in an historic launch from a NASA pad, depositing a spacecraft into orbit before successfully returning to earth as Elon Musk's SpaceX moved to stake its claim to shuttling humans into space. It was the 8th successful landing (out of total 13) for SpaceX.

One day after suddenly scrubbing a planned lift-off a day earlier for undisclosed technical reasons, the company became the first private space firm to launch a rocket from a NASA facility. The mission is the private space company's 10th resupply to the International Space Station. The launch is the first time that SpaceX is using the LC-39A launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center since it leased it from NASA in 2014.


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