Tuesday, April 14, 2015
SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Into Space, Again
Hawthorne-based SpaceX has delivered another payload into space, successfully launching its sixth, commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station Tuesday afternoon. SpaceX successfully launched the Dragon spacecraft into orbit, deploying the vehicle's solar panels, in preparation for docking with the ISS later this week. SpaceX has not yet reported on the success or failure of its reusable rocket landing test, which it hoped to land on a floating platform in the ocean, however, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said on Twitter that the rocket successfully landed on its drone ship--but landed too hard for survival The SpaceX Dragon is delivering 4,300 pounds of supplies, and more than 250 science and research experiments to the ISS.