SpaceX does it again … relaunch and landing of another Falcon 9
Falcon 9’s first stage for the BulgariaSat-1 mission previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt a landing on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Link to the Press Kit
Personal observation … I cannot believe the bozos who comment that this is all faked based on video dropouts. When I “watched” the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions live video was rare to non-existent after the initial live launch video.
You go SpaceX!
See also LZ-1 vs ASDS, also by Every Day Astronaut
Yet Another Falcon 9 Landing Video
(No sound, aerial view)
June 3rd landing close up
Yet another Falcon 9 landing (from yesterday June 3rd) at LZ-1. Note the arrival of the sonic boom just before landing. Starting to get routine (as it should). This was also the first re-use of a Dragon capsule (Woo Hoo).
For more info on LZ-1 see:
For more on the CRS-11 mission see:
Feels like the 60s again.
SCRUBBED DUE TO WEATHER
New milestones for SpaceX
- First reflight of a Dragon capsule
- Another re-landing of Falcon 9 booster at Landing Zone 1
- 100th Launch from LC-39A
Primary Thursday June 1 at 5:55pm EDT (21:55 UTC)
- Backup Saturday June 3 at 5:07pm EDT (21:07 UTC)
Or Blue Origin vs SpaceX*
Note the dates of the quotes and video clips
Props to Jeff Besos and Blue Origin for effort … but seriously?
* compare to Soapbox Derby vs NASCAR