SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket: From launch to landing in photos and video
As the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landed back at Cape Canaveral on Monday night after blasting 11 satellites into orbit, company employees clapped and cheered.
There was a lot riding on this launch’s success. Six months ago, an unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded while carrying supplies to the International Space Station.
Monday night marked the first time a rocket has successfully landed during a commercial launch. The historic landing of the first-stage booster back at Cape Canaveral could potentially lead to an era of cheaper space travel through reusable spacecraft.
Here’s a visual timeline of what led up to Monday’s launch and landing:
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