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SpaceX will attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket during the launch of a cargo mission toward the International Space Station early Monday morning (July 18), and you can watch all the action live. SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 GMT) Monday with the company's robotic Dragon cargo capsule aboard. About 10 minutes later, the booster's first stage will try to touch down softly back at Cape Canaveral. You can watch the launch and landing live here, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 11:30 p.m. EDT Sunday (July 17; 0330 GMT Monday). The landing try — which will come as the Falcon 9's second stage continues carrying Dragon to orbit — is part of SpaceX's effort to develop fully and rapidly reusable rockets, a technology that company founder and CEO Elon Musk has said should slash the cost of spaceflight
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: jhn7537
Thank you, I needed a break from all the crap of late. This sort of thing allows hope😊👍
originally posted by: TheToastmanCometh
will this be tried with human occupants eventually? Still pretty awesome we've gotten rockets to self land 40+ years after the moon landing