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Falcon 9 Rocket Booster Returns to Port Canaveral

[ July 5, 2017   //   ]

Port Canaveral welcomed back a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster on June 29 after its successful June 23 launch and landing aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. This was the most challenging launch for the 229-foot-tall rocket to date. The first stage rocket soared to an altitude of 44 miles before successfully separating from an 8,150-pound BulgariaSat 1 satellite.

Once the Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster has been offloaded from the drone ship, it will make the short transit to SpaceX’s new rocket refurbishment facility some 700 yards away. SpaceX is planning to launch its third Falcon 9 rocket in less than 10 days, scheduled for Sunday evening, July 2nd.

 

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