SpaceX pushes payload to space station, lands rocket
MIAMI: A SpaceX rocket launched Monday toward the International Space Station, conveying a heap of supplies including a docking connector that future spaceships will use to stop at the circling station.
“Bird of prey 9 is headed,” said an observer at SpaceX mission control as the white rocket dispatched under a dim night sky from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:45 am (0445 GMT).
Taking after the dispatch, the rocket isolated, sending the payload to circle. At that point, the main phase of the rocket effectively terminated its motors again to move its way back to arrive on strong ground at Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX mission control emitted in cheers as live video footage demonstrated the main phase of the rocket arrival relentless and upright, denoting the second such strong ground touchdown for SpaceX.
It initially expert the deed in December 2015, as a feature of the California-based organization’s continuous push to re-utilize expensive rocket parts as opposed to casting off them into the sea.