In Science and Space: SpaceX has launched another series of Starlink Internet satellites into orbit and also successfully landed a rocket in the sea.
About nine minutes into the mission, the Falcon 9’s first leg returned to Earth for a vertical landing aboard the SpaceX A Shortfall of Gravitas drone, which is stationed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 53 Starlink spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida today at 3:21 p.m. scheduled. EDT (1921 GMT).
This is the ninth launch and landing for this specific first leg of Falcon 9, according to SpaceX’s mission description.