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Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads into Earth orbit.
The flight called Crew-1 marks the first operational mission of the Crew Dragon as well as a new era of regularly sending people to the ISS for NASA.
SpaceX made it again: Elon Musk's company launched one more stack of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. The company made another step closer to providing high-speed broadband internet to everyone.
The first Crew Dragon operational mission was delayed to November as SpaceX plans to study a Falcon 9 anomaly first. The company plans to investigate what happened with the first-stage engine gas generators during a private flight.
Friday’s launch abort is the second one for SpaceX in two days. On Thursday, the launch of another Falcon 9 rocket was canceled. It was supposed to bring 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.
On August 30, SpaceX launched its SAOCOM 1B Mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in decades. It’s been the first polar launch from Florida since 1969 and SpaceX’s first launch to a polar orbit from the East Coast.
The tenth Starlink mission was postponed several times for various reasons, but today SpaceX has successfully relaunched its Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 57 more Starlink Internet satellites and two small Earth-imaging satellites into orbit.