SpaceX launches X-37B


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Capitalism in space: SpaceX this morning successfully placed one of the Air Force’s X-37B mini-shuttle’s into orbit.

You can watch the launch and landing of the first stage here.

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  • Joe From Houston

    Air Force is purring!

  • Edward

    Although I am not counting, this is the 16th successful landing for Falcon 9 out of 41 launches. Nine landings were on the drone ships (formerly called barges), leaving seven that landed at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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