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Photos: SpaceX's Rocket Landing Test and 6th Dragon Cargo Flight

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-6 Launch April 14, 2015

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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 14, 2015, to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station, and test reusable rocket technology.

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-6 Launch

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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 14, 2015, to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station, and test reusable rocket technology.

SpaceX CRS-6 Mission Streaks Across the Sky

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On April 14, the SpaceX CRS-6 mission launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to resupply the International Space Station.

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Approaches Drone Ship

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The Falcon 9 first stage attempts to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching the CRS-6 mission to the International Space Station on April 14, 2015. The landing attempt was not successful.

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-6 Launch April 14, 2015 #2

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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 14, 2015, to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station, and test reusable rocket technology.

SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-6 Launch April 14, 2015 #3

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SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on April 14, 2015, to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station, and test reusable rocket technology.

SpaceX Dragon and Rocket Plan

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In April 2015, the private spaceflight company SpaceX will attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a ocean platform after launching the sixth Dragon cargo mission for NASA. See photos from the Commercial Resupply Service 6 mission here.

Falcon 9 Rocket Coming Down on Drone Ship

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The first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket attempts to land on an unmanned ship in the Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 2015. The rocket stage tipped over shortly after touching down, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Fueled for CRS-6

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket stands poised to launch a Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 13, 2015 on a mission to deliver NASA cargo to the International Space Station. It is SpaceX's sixth cargo mission for NASA.

SpaceX's Reusable-Rocket Test

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This SpaceX graphic depicts the flight plan for the Falcon 9 rocket during its return to Earth to test reusable rocket tech.

Inside SpaceX's Risky Fly-back Booster Rocket Landing (Infographic)

By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

In a first for space flight, SpaceX will attempt to fly its Falcon 9 booster rocket to a safe landing aboard an offshore platform. See how SpaceX's rocket landing tests work in this Space.com infographic.

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