SpaceX Lands its First-stage Falcon 9 Rocket at Cape Canaveral. After the explosion incident back in September, SpaceX has made a comeback. The company has successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International Space Station. Other than this SpaceX has also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX Lands its First-stage Falcon 9 Rocket at Cape Canaveral
Though the weather was a little cloudy but that didn’t stop SpaceX from launching its rocket. At 9:39 ET, the Falcon 9 departed from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A.
The name might sound familiar. Back in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission used this launch complex to send the first humans to the Moon. This is the first time this launch complex is used since the 2011 Space Shuttle launch.
The Second-Stage Dragon Spacecraft will Orbit around the Earth for some days Until it Gets Near to the International Space Station
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The second stage parted ways, two and a half minutes later, with the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage was on its way back to Earth, while the second stage was transporting the Dragon spacecraft. Just after eight minutes of the initial takeoff, the first stage successfully landed at Cape Canaveral.
In the meantime, the Dragon spacecraft expanded its solar panels and is now going to rotate around the Earth for some days. It will do so until it gets near to the International Space Station. The spacecraft is carrying 5,500 pounds of rations for the astronauts presently in space.
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