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Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy flies again: Incredible moment SpaceX lands THREE boosters back on Earth after successfully completing the second-ever flight and first commercial mission of its megarocket
Daily Mail/UK, Apr 11, 2019

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket successfully took its second flight ever on Thursday afternoon, when it lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying Lockheed Martin's Arabsat 6A communications satellite.

As if that weren't exciting enough, SpaceX also managed to make history by landing three boosters back on Earth for the first time.

Just minutes into the launch, the giant rocket's central core landed safely on SpaceX's offshore barge in the Atlantic Ocean, dubbed 'Of Course I Still Love You,' while the two side boosters landed back on pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Zone 1 and 2.

'We have landed the center core for the first time,' a SpaceX announcer said. 'Three for three boosters today for the Falcon Heavy.'

The megarocket took off in a cloud of smoke and fire at 6:35 p.m. (ET) carrying the high-capacity communications satellite, marking its first commercial mission.


More:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6913919/Ready-liftoff-SpaceX-confirms-systems-weather-Falcon-Heavy-launch.html
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Those booster landings thrill me as much as the actual launch, especially when the first two land simultaneously.  I remember when they just threw those away in the ocean.
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