SpaceX’s 200th Falcon 9 launch looks gorgeous in these photos.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket notched its 200th successful orbital mission on Thursday (Feb.
2), and the company marked the milestone by sharing some stunning photos of the spaceflight action.
A Falcon 9 lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Thursday morning, carrying 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites skyward.
The two-stage rocket’s reusable first stage came back for a landing — the fifth overall for that particular booster — on the SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas just under nine minutes after launch.
About 50 minutes after that, the Falcon 9’s upper stage deployed the Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit as planned.
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SpaceX celebrated the success of the mission — its eighth of 2023 already — a few hours later via Twitter (opens in new tab), posting three dazzling photos of the Falcon 9 in flight.
Foreign [Music] Spacex's 200 Falcon 9 launch looks Gorgeous in these photos spacex's Falcon 9 rocket notched its 200 successful Orbital mission on Thursday February 2 And the company marked the Milestone by Sharing some stunning photos of the Spaciflite action a falcon 9 lifted off From NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Thursday morning carrying 53 of spacex's starlink Internet Satellite Skyward the two-stage Rockets Reusable first stage came back for a Landing the fifth overall for that Particular booster on the SpaceX drone Ship a shortfall of Gravitas just under Nine minutes after launch about 50 Minutes after that the Falcon 9's upper Stage deployed the starlink satellites Into low earth orbit as planned to stay Up to date with latest top stories make Sure to subscribe to this YouTube Channel by clicking the button above This video SpaceX celebrated the success Of the mission its 8th of 2023. already A few hours later via Twitter opens a New tab posting three dazzling photos of The Falcon 9 in flight one shot gives a Sharp zoomed in view of the flame Trail Generated by the rocket as it leapt off The pad in another the Falcon 9's plume Looks like a glowing purple flower in The pre-dawn Florida sky and the third a
Long exposure shot shows the arsing Route the rocket took over the Atlantic Ocean to low earth orbit SpaceX launched A falcon 9 for the very first time in June 2010 sending a dummy version of the Company's Dragon cargo capsule Aloft the Rocket's second mission in December 2010 Sent a real dragon to orbit and the Third in May 2012 launched the capsule To the International Space Station is The Rocket's workload has increased Significantly since those early days as Has the diversity of its payloads in 2022 for example SpaceX launched 60 Falcon 9 missions three of which sent Astronauts to the is two of these crude Flights were for NASA whereas the third Was organized by houston-based company Axiom space that number will continue to Grow for quite some time SpaceX already Has permission to Loft 12 000 starlink Spacecraft and the company has applied For approval to deploy thirty thousand More satellites on top of that Mike wall Is the author of out there opens in new Tab Grand Central publishing 2018 Illustrated by Carl Tate a book about The search for alien life follow him on Twitter at mitcheldwall opens a new tab Follow us on Twitter at space.com opens In new tab or Facebook opens a new tab Thank you [Music]