SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Arrives At Port Canaveral For The Second Time.
After a successful launch on Thursday March 30, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first stage making history by launching the first stage and landing it for the second time. This booster was used last year to launch the CR-8 mission to the International Space Station.
On April 4 2017 SpaceX was able to bring the Falcon 9 first stage back into Port Canaveral, Florida on their autonomous drone ship called “Of Course I Still Love You”. After the Falcon 9 is docked at the Port, SpaceX crew will begin to rig the rocket stage to be lifted off the drone ship via a crane and put onto a rocket transport vehicle.
Typically SpaceX will take the reused rocket and refurbish it for another flight into space, however since this is the first time the private space company launched a reused rocket they are going to donate it to the Kennedy Space Center.