SpaceX launches and lands the same Falcon 9 rocket for the third time


The third time is most certainly the charm for SpaceX.

On Monday, SpaceX, the private spaceflight company founded by Elon Musk, launched and landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the third time, marking the first time in SpaceX's history that they've managed to fly the same rocket booster on three separate missions. 

The rocket took flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 1:34 p.m. ET. This Falcon 9 had previously flown two communications satellites to orbit on two different missions. 

The experienced booster then came in for a picture-perfect landing on a drone ship stationed in the Pacific Ocean.  Read more...

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