SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch and Landing.
On Sunday February 19 2017 SpaceX launched the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) from the historical Launch Complex 39A where NASA send man into space during the Apollo Program and later with the Space Shuttle Program. A few moments after the launch SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage back to Earth at Landing Zone-1 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just a few miles south of the launch pad. Below is a video we captured of the Falcon 9 launch from the Kennedy Space Center Press site.
The view from the press site did not allow us to see the landing but in the video you can hear the triple sonic booms created by the Falcon 9 first stage as it comes in for a landing at LZ-1 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Scott Murray, one of our writers and photographers was on top of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) where he was able to capture some amazing shots of the Falcon 9 launch and landing.