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Fraser
2017-Aug-15, 04:20 AM
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Todays (Aug. 14) stunning SpaceX Space Station cargo delivery blastoff to the International Space Station (ISS) and flawless first stage landing from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the Sunshine State kicked off a rapid fire sequence of liftoffs planned for mid August.
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Jens
2017-Aug-15, 04:53 AM
Very cool. I have a question about the recovery of the first stage. Does it do a single orbit and then do reentry?

01101001
2017-Aug-15, 06:29 AM
After separation it immediately returned to landing. It did not go very far down range. If it had, then it would return to a barge. No orbiting.

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