Sunday, February 19, 2017
SpaceX aces launch, landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX launched a rocket from the historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The launch was originally scheduled for Saturday but scrubbed. The California-based company's Falcon 9 launched a Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station this morning from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The pad was used for Apollo and space shuttle missions. (Sources: Multiple, including Space.com, NPR, USAToday, 02/19/17) Gulf Coast note: SpaceX uses Stennis Space Center, Miss., to develop its next generation Raptor engine.