Impressive return flights aside, the launch itself is pretty historic - Falcon 9 took off on Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida - the same launch pad that was used for the Apollo missions in the '60s.
Astronauts flew to the moon from the same spot almost a half-century ago, and the pad was last used for NASA's final shuttle mission back in 2011. He said: "This is the same launch pad used by the Saturn V rocket that first took people to the moon in 1969", the caption reads.
On Sunday, however, the launch went smoothly.
However, SpaceX signed a 20-year lease on the pad and will be hoping to put astronauts in its ships to send into space as early as next year from the site. "Baby came back", SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted on Instagram after the successful landing. Dragon will get back to earth after 29 days with 5000 lbs. of supply.
Saturday morning's planned launch will be SpaceX's first from Florida since a devastating rocket explosion at a neighboring pad last summer.
According to the Associated Press, NASA was watching the launch closely before it clears SpaceX to carry NASA astronauts. Among the investigations are experiments with potential to help fight human disease, monitor climate data, and improve autonomous spacecraft docking with the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX is leasing the pad from NASA for 20 years and the organization aims to launch U.S. astronauts from there in 2018.
"We're going in and listening to their launches and getting smart so we can have intelligent discussions with them and offer feedback about how things might be different if you're launching people", Stephen Payne, NASA's launch integration manager for the commercial space taxi program, said in an interview.
Nine minutes after the rocket launched, the cargo ship separated from Falcon 9 leaving the supplies in low-earth orbit. That pad was heavily damaged in a September 1 rocket explosion.
The company plans to launch its first previously flown - or as SpaceX likes to say "flight-tested" - rocket in March, marking another milestone in the storied life of 39A.
The inductees will be announced on April 3 and each candidate needs 18 of the 24 votes from the Honors Committee. The 82-year-old Massimino is still coaching at NAIA school Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Democrats have been saying Rauner has never proposed a balanced budget - shirking his constitutional and statutory duty. Rauner also doesn't want to see a permanent state income tax increase unless there's a freeze on property taxes.
Kellogg, retired General David Petraeus, a former CIA director, and Robert Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. The Post also first reported last week that Flynn had indeed spoken about sanctions with the Russian ambassador.
Wrestling legend, high school teacher, and football coach, George Steele , aka " The Animal ", has died at the age of 79. He first competed in the WWE in 1967, squaring off against the promotion's long-time champion, Bruno Sammartino .
That deal, however, was batted down once US antitrust regulators got a whiff of what the combined company would do to competition. Sprint and T-Mobile will likely face the same regulatory scrutiny if a potential purchase deal is reached between the two.
The plans have sparked fears of job losses in Britain, where Vauxhall employs about 35,000 people, as well as in Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is kept updated on the issue, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said.
Mr Trump , who was informed the same day, had concluded that his actions did not violate any law, according to Mr Spicer. Later, when asked by CNN's Jim Acosta to clarify the statement, the president responded, "The reporting is fake".
Pep Guardiola says he will never coach Barcelona again as pressure mounts on current boss Luis Enrique. Leganes are without a win in their past 12 matches, and they've only managed one win in their past 18.
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