A Sixth Success! SpaceX Again Lands Rocket on a Ship at Sea

August 14, 2016 6:11 AM

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The private spaceflight company landed its Falcon 9 rocket for the sixth time in the last eight months early Sunday morning (Aug. 14), pulling off the feat during the successful launch of the JCSAT-16 commercial communications satellite.

The two-stage Falcon 9 lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:26 a.m. EDT (0526 GMT) Sunday, carrying JCSAT-16 toward a distant geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). [Photos: SpaceX Launches JCSAT-16 Satellite, Lands Rocket at Sea]

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