SpaceX Falcon Boosters Touch Down at Cape Canaveral

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While the core of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket crashed on attempting to land on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship on June 25, the rocket’s side boosters touched down successfully at Cape Canaveral.

David Litz captured the moment the boosters lit up the night sky as they made their way back to ground, after a launch Elon Musk had predicted to be SpaceX’s most difficult to date.

The STP-2 mission carried two dozen satellites into orbit for NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a Department of Defense test program, and a number of universities. The rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:30 am. Credit: David Litz via Storyful

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    The Glenn
    I think Space X is getting it's "rocket science" down to a "T" , This last launch was almost like a City Bus schedule, dropping 24 satellites off, at three different earth orbit heights, releasing them all at the correct coordinates, then, turning around and flying back to earth.
  • P
    I wish I was awake to watch the launch, but I'm too old to get up in the middle of the night except for emergencies.
  • D
    This is amazing. Musk has advanced the science of launching and recovering craft to a point that the other competitors can only dream about. If you look at the odds he faced when he started, no one would have bet on what he has accomplished. It puts ULA to shame and also shows what happens when companies depend on handouts the way beggars depend on the government to take care of them.
  • E
    When a certain genius isn't smoked out of his skull, he is AMAZING!