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SpaceX Falcon 9 Returns to Port

12 Apr 2016, 15:10 UTC
SpaceX Falcon 9 Returns to Port
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket made it’s triumphant return to Florida early this morning, arriving in Port Canaveral shortly before 2am local time on April 12, 2016. While it took the rocket just nine minutes to travel the 300 kilometers from its launchpad at Space Launch Complex 40 to the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship, the return journey took slightly longer, since the towing speed of “Of Course I Still Love You,” SpaceX’s drone ship landing platform, is just a bit slower than the speeds Falcon 9 achieves at liftoff.





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