After 87 launches, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 returned to flight today, successfully completing yet another mission, taking on board a military communications satellite developed by Lockheed Martin for South Korea.
The departure signal was given at Cape Canaveral, at 10:30 pm in Mainland Portugal, at 5:30 am EDT.
Six minutes later the rocket landed on the Just Read the Instructions platform, after launching the module that takes the satellite.
It is the 57th successful landing for SpaceX after some spectacular failures.
The two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who traveled on the Crew Dragon already have a return date set for Earth in early August.