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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photo of the Day: Welcome Back, Falcon 9!

Last night, the droneship carrying the Falcon 9 rocket that successfully launched Dragon on the CRS-8 mission to the International Space Station last Friday finally arrived at Port Canaveral in Florida. From there, the booster will be transported to Launch Complex 39A (which is now leased by SpaceX) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to undergo at least 10 test firings. If those tests are successful, then this booster will possibly be reused for another orbital launch several months from now. SpaceX is making history!

SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster undergoes processing at Port Canaveral in Florida, after being off-loaded from the drone ship the rocket successfully landed on following a successful launch on April 8, 2016.
Photo courtesy of MarekCyzio - NASASpaceFlight.com

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