SpaceX Pulls Off Do-Over Flight Years After Launch Explosion

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SpaceX Pulls Off Do-Over Flight Years After Launch Explosion

Almost three years after a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. rocket blew up on the launch pad, Elon Musk’s rocket company pulled off a do-over launch for its customer.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off at 7:23 p.m. local time Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying a communication satellite into orbit for Israel’s Space Communication Ltd. Since a September 2016 pre-launch blast destroyed one of Spacecom’s Amos satellites, Musk’s company is flying this one for free, according to the blog Ars Technica.
 
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