11/05/2023 09:06 AM | Click to read full article
SpaceX launched another big batch of its Starlink internet satellites toward orbit and landed the returning rocket on a ship at sea on May 10. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 51 Starlink spacecraft lifted off from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base on schedule at 4:09 p.m. ET. The Falcon 9's first stage came back to Earth about 8.5 minutes after liftoff as planned. It touched down on SpaceX's 'Of Course I Still Love You' drone ship, which was stationed in the Pacific Ocean off the California coast.