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Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Rocket Landing In Return To Flight

22 Dec 2015, 01:19 UTC
Watch Live: SpaceX Attempts Rocket Landing In Return To Flight
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SpaceX hopes the third time’s the charm for their Falcon 9 rocket landing.

SpaceX is set to return to flight with the launch of its ORBCOMM-2 mission and is hoping to successfully land the company’s Falcon 9 first stage in a test of rocket reusability. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 11 satellites for ORBCOMM, is scheduled to lift off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Monday, Dec. 21 at 8:29 p.m. EST.

This will be SpaceX’s first return to flight since June when the company’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station exploded just minutes after launch. It will also mark the first time SpaceX has attempted to land a Falcon 9 first stage rocket on land.

X marks the spot for SpaceX’s first attempt to land a Falcon 9 first stage on land. Image Credit: SpaceX

Earlier this year, SpaceX twice attempted to land their Falcon 9 rockets on floating ocean barges at sea. Each time the rocket reached its destination, but suffered hard landings. A third attempt never occurred due to a launch failure. In the time since, Blue Origin has surpassed SpaceX to become the first ...

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