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SpaceX Launches, Lands Same Booster Twice

A Falcon 9 rocket launches for the second time from Kennedy Space Center. Photo: Joey Roulette / WMFE

SpaceX made rocket history, launching and landing the company’s first recycled rocket.

This Falcon 9 rockets has now launched two things into space: supplies to the International Space Station and now a commercial communication’s satellite into orbit.

This was the first time SpaceX has launch a recycled rocket.

It’s a part of SpaceX’s commitment to rocket reusability, eventually lowering the cost of access to space.

This mission ended with the first stage of the rocket landing on a barge at sea. The company isn’t saying yet whether this rocket will have a third go.

The satellite will provided broadcast coverage to Latin America.

The Flacon 9 launched from Kennedy Space Center’s launch complex 39A, the site of historic launches like Apollo 11.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

As Producer for Intersection, Brendan Byrne is responsible for the production of WMFE’s weekly news and in-depth conversation show. When not working on Intersection, he covers news from the Space Coast. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to ... Read Full Bio »

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