SpaceX Lands Second Rocket on Ocean Droneship

Musk's SpaceX Launches Satellite From Cape Canaveral

Elon Musk's SpaceX  landed a rocket on an ocean droneship for the second time, part of the billionaire's drive to prove reusable spacecraft can drive down the costs of exploring the universe. 

The latest mission sent a communications satellite into orbit for SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings of Japan. SpaceX said because the Falcon 9 rocket returned at high speed, a successful landing was unlikely. The landing occurred Friday off the coast of Florida, the company said on Twitter.

"Woohoo!!" Musk said on Twitter. 

Elon Musk @elonmusk
Woohoo!! https://t.co/0P8n8VmFbr
Twitter: Elon Musk on Twitter
SpaceX @SpaceX
Landing confirmed. Second stage continuing to carry JCSAT-14 to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. https://t.co/HfHI5cwoYX
Twitter: SpaceX on Twitter

 

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