Los Angeles-based SpaceX has notched another successful launch using its Falcon 9 rocket.
The company announced Monday that its Falcon 9 delivered critical cargo into orbit and on the way to the International Space Station, while the first stage of the rocket landed back at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Landing Zone 1 in Florida.
This is the second such feat for the company. SpaceX first landed a first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 in December. Other rocket boosters have landed on barges.
The 9:45 p.m. launch was part of the ninth NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission undertaken by SpaceX.
SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. The company designs, manufactures, and launches rockets and spacecraft.
— City News Service
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