SpaceX Launches Falcon 9, Lands First Stage

posted by John Conrad - 

Cape Canaveral, Fla. (970 WFLA)- An Indonesian communications satellite is in orbit after being successfully launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  Liftoff came at 1:18 a.m. eastern time. 

It was the first time the latest version of the Falcon 9, called the Block 5, was re-launched.   It could become the first SpaceX rocket to be launched a third time because the first stage returned to earth and made a vertical touchdown on a drone ship a few hundred miles off the Florida coast.

Photo credit: SpaceX

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