SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon Rocket on Droneship (VIDEO)

© Flickr / SpaceX PhotosFirst stage of Falcon 9 rocket
First stage of Falcon 9 rocket - Sputnik International
The US SpaceX aerospace manufacturer successfully landed its Falcon rocket on a droneship after a successful launch of the Dragon resupply flight on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Dragon craft launched at 4:43 p.m. EST (8:43 p.m. GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The flight will deliver critical cargo to the International Space Station, according to SpaceX.

A long exposure photograph shows the SpaceX Falcon 9 lifting off (L) from its launch pad and then returning to a landing zone (R) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on the launcher's first mission since a June failure, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015 - Sputnik International
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​​Following the stage separation, the company succeeded in landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship, named "Of Course I Still Love You," in the Atlantic Ocean.

In December 2015, SpaceX succeeded in making Falcon’s reusable first stage land upright about 6 miles from where it was launched at Cape Canaveral. The rest of the company’s attempts to have rocket boosters land on a drone ship have failed.

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