SpaceX launch AND lands rocket, achieves record-breaking reuse of The Falcon 9-

Cape Canaveral, Florida — SpaceX has achieved a record-breaking eighth reuse of one of its Falcon 9 rockets.

The first stage rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday, carrying the latest batch of Starlink internet satellites into orbit.

Eight minutes after launch, the Falcon 9 rocket completed a successful landing aboard a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean amid tricky conditions.

Winds were stronger than usual at the landing site, with SpaceX using the opportunity to “test the limits” of the rockets self-landing capabilities.

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