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SpaceX launches first recycled supply capsule


Posted on Sunday, 4 June, 2017 | Comment icon 2 comments

The launch was broadcast via a live-stream. Image Credit: YouTube / SpaceX
The refurbished Dragon capsule was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday.
Perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the spacecraft soared in to the heavens after being delayed for two days due to thunderstorms in the area.

The successful launch marks another major milestone for SpaceX as this is the first time that a previously used dragon capsule has been sent up to the International Space Station.

The Falcon 9 booster stage, which lifted the capsule in to space, also landed without a hitch.

"It's starting to feel kinda normal to reuse rockets," Elon Musk wrote on Twitter.

"Good. That's how it is for cars and airplanes and how it should be for rockets."


Source: Washington Post | Comments (2)

Tags: SpaceX, Dragon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by EBE Hybrid on 4 June, 2017, 22:54
The video is fantastic, seeing the stage1 rocket reaching 4500Kph on re-entry....cool (although very firey!) the final 200m before landing.....totaly breathtaking!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Merc14 on 5 June, 2017, 17:11
Mission was successful with the docking of the reused Dragon capsule at the ISS. First private spacecraftto make a repeat delivery flight to the ISS. http://www.space.com/37086-recycled-spacex-dragon-makes-first-repeat-delivery.html?utm_content=buffereee14&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


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