Haute 100: Elon Musk Celebrates SpaceX Rocket Launch & Landing

Haute 100 lister Elon Musk is a happy man today, as he celebrates SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully landing upright on solid ground at Cape Canaveral, Florida Monday evening after traveling into space and back. Monday night’s mission was the first time SpaceX has been able to successfully touch down the Falcon 9 post-launch. It was also the first mission SpaceX has launched since June, after one of its Falcon 9 rockets was destroyed in an accident while en route to the International Space Station. The SpaceX ORBCOMM-2 mission was to deliver 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit. The 11 satellites were deployed approximately 20 minutes after liftoff, completing a 17-satellite, low-Earth orbit constellation for ORBCOMM. This mission also marks SpaceX’s return-to-flight as well as its first mission to land a…


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