Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Dragon, lands first stage |

PHOENIX — SpaceX successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station April 8 and landed the rocket’s first stage on a ship in the ocean after four previous unsuccessful attempts.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off on schedule at 4:43 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, after a trouble-free countdown. The rocket’s second stage released the Dragon into low Earth orbit ten and a half minute after liftoff.

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