Lucky number 13.
SpaceX just performed its 13th rocket landing back on Earth after launching 10 communications satellites on their way to orbit on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The Falcon 9 rocket booster — equipped with brand new titanium fins for landing — touched down on a drone ship in the Pacific, making it the eighth such successful ship landing in the company’s history, with the other 5 landings occurring back on a pad on solid ground in Florida.
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This also marks the Elon Musk-founded company’s second rocket launch and landing in 48 hours, and ninth launch this year. SpaceX also brought back a Falcon 9 booster to a drone ship in the Atlantic on Friday afternoon. Read more…
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