SpaceX breaks rocket reuse record with 18th Falcon 9 mission
SpaceX has reached a new milestone in rocket reusability by launching a Falcon 9 rocket on its 18th mission. It took off at 8:37pm EDT on Friday (early Saturday morning IST) from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, carrying 23 of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites. The Falcon 9's first stage made a vertical landing on the droneship "A Shortfall of Gravitas," marking the booster's 18th landing. Meanwhile, its upper stage deployed satellites into low Earth orbit.