Look back on Monday’s blastoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in this gallery of photos captured by remote cameras at the launch pad, plus views of the first stage returning to Cape Canaveral for a propulsive landing.
The 213-foot-tall (65-meter) rocket took off on 1.7 million pounds of thrust at 12:31 p.m. EDT (1631 GMT) Monday from launch pad 39A, turning northeast over the Atlantic Ocean to send a Dragon cargo capsule on a two-day trek to the International Space Station.
Monday’s launch was the 39th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket, and it marked the 14th time SpaceX has recovered one of its first stage boosters intact.
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