Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

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:

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.latimes.com

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