June 18, 2021

Video: Press site view of Falcon 9’s liftoff with X-37B spaceplane


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Watch a replay of Thursday morning’s Falcon 9 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in this view recorded from the press site around 3 miles from pad 39A.

The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket lifted off from pad 39A at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT) with the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane, a robotic miniature space shuttle that can operate without a crew for years in orbit, then return to landing on a runway.

It was the 41st launch of a Falcon 9 rocket since the first version of SpaceX’s primary launcher debuted in June 2010, and the 13th Falcon 9 flight of the year.

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