SpaceX Rocket Blasts Off From Historic NASA Launchpad
February 20, 2017
SpaceX has successfully launched its unmanned Falcon 9 cargo rocket from
the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
cargo rocket is taking food and other provisions to astronauts on the
International Space Station. It is the 10th of 20 cargo missions
contracted out to SpaceX by NASA.
This is SpaceX's first successful launch in Florida since one of the
company's rockets exploded there in September 2016. The launch pad was
last used for NASA's final space shuttle mission nearly six years ago.
On January 18, SpaceX successfully launched one of the Falcon 9 rockets
from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California.
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