SpaceX rocket successfully launched on second attempt

After various failed attempts, SpaceX managed to launch Falcon9 but failed to land

BBC – Private rocket firm SpaceX has successfully launched a rocket carrying a cargo ship for the International Space Station following the postponement of take-off on Saturday because of technical problems.

Witnesses said the rocket was only briefly visible before making its way into the clouds.

The launch was made from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The rocket successfully landed on the ground nine minutes after taking off.

The touchdown is part of the company’s strategy of returning rockets to earth so they can reused rather than jettisoning them in the ocean after a single launch.

Moments after the rocket landed, the SpaceX Dragon supply ship successfully reached orbit, prompting cheers inside the SpaceX Mission Control room.

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