SpaceX rocket full of supplies to reach ISS on Monday
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched another load of station supplies for NASA late Friday and nailed its 50th rocket landing.
The Falcon rocket blasted off with 4,300 pounds of equipment and experiments for the International Space Station. Just minutes later, the spent first-stage booster made a dramatic midnight landing at Cape Canaveral.
The capsule, meanwhile, hurtled toward a Monday rendezvous with the ISS.
It’s the 20th station delivery for SpaceX, which has launched nearly 100,000 pounds of goods to the orbiting outpost and returned nearly that much back to Earth since it began shipments in 2012. Northrop Grumman is NASA’s other commercial shipper.
SpaceX’s first booster landing was in 2015.