Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off from Florida on First Re-Flight Mission

SpaceX achieved a feat 15 years in the making on Thursday, launching a partially used rocket to dispatch a heavy satellite to Geostationary Orbit while attempting to return the first stage booster a second time and making an experimental attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairing.

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Impressive Photos of Vega’s Nighttime Blastoff from South America

Europe’s Vega rocket blasted off from the ZLV launch site at the Guiana Space Center at 1:49 UTC on March 7, 2017, racing into the night skies over the space base to lift the Sentinel-2B satellite into orbit for the European Copernicus Program tasked with the collection of complete, timely and accurate Earth observation parameters.

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Photos: Dragon Cargo Ship arrives at ISS for Robotic Capture

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is pictured approaching the International Space Station ahead of a robotic capture on Thursday to mark the delivery of two and a half metric tons of critical science cargo, supplies and hardware to support a busy summer of research aboard the orbiting laboratory with over 300 studies planned for the next half year.

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Photos: Falcon Booster Landing at Cape Canaveral

The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket is pictured during its propulsive landing at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone-1, eight minutes after the rocket’s first launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A with the Dragon SpX-10 resupply craft headed to the International Space Station.

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Photos: Falcon 9 blasts off from Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Pad

Kennedy’s historic Launch Complex 39 returned to rocket launch operations on Sunday with a most impressive liftoff of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket – ushering in a new era of commercial launch operations from the storied space center.

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Photos: Soyuz blasts off on rare Geostationary Mission

A Russian Soyuz rocket lit up the night over the edge of the Amazon on Friday, embarking on its first-ever Geostationary Transfer Orbit mission out of French Guiana, requiring the maximum possible performance of the Soyuz ST-B rocket and Fregat-MT upper stage.

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