SpaceX Successfully Launches Cargo Ship to Station and Hard Lands Rocket on ‘Drone Ship’

Liftoff! The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is thundering away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its way to a Monday-morning rendezvous with the International Space Station. The booster's nine Merlin engines are generating 1.3 million pounds of thrust as the vehicle begins its climb to orbit.  Credit: NASA

Liftoff! The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is thundering away from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its way to a Monday-morning rendezvous with the International Space Station. The booster’s nine Merlin engines are generating 1.3 million pounds of thrust as the vehicle begins its climb to orbit. Credit: NASA

SpaceX successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship on a mission for NASA bound for the space station this morning, Jan. 10, while simultaneously accomplishing a hard landing of the boosters first stage on an ocean floating platform in a very good step towards its recovery and reuse in the future.(…)
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