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Watch high-speed footage of past SpaceX launches

The video shows what SpaceX has been up to these past few months.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
August 10, 2016
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If you didn't get the chance to watch previous SpaceX missions blast off, this video can bring you up to speed. It shows what the private space corporation has been up to these past few months, including the engine burn and launch of the May mission that carried Japanese communications satellite JCSAT-14 to orbit. That rocket's first stage landed on a drone ship even if the company didn't expect to succeed, because it came back from a particularly high orbit that made things difficult. SpaceX recently took out the first stage from that trip for a test fire, and its booster burned for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Following JCSAT-14 is the CRS-9 mission's launch and stage separation as it ferried supplies to the ISS. The video also features its re-entry burn and first stage landing on solid ground. Finally, you can catch a glimpse of the December 2015 Falcon 9 launch that deployed 11 ORBCOMM satellites, as well. That mission marked the first time Musk and his team ever stuck a first stage landing, starting a series of successful attempts at landing rockets both on land and at sea.

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