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Photos: SpaceX Launches JCSAT-14 Satellite, Lands Rocket at Sea

SpaceX's JCSAT-14 Mission Lifts Off

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket rises off the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying the JCSAT-14 communications satellite on May 6, 2016.

Falcon 9 Takes Flight

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches the JCSAT-14 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on May 6, 2016.

Falcon 9 and JCSAT-14 Rise into the Sky

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the JCSAT-14 communications satellite lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 6, 2016.

JCSAT-14 Launch: Long View

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Long view of the launch of the JCSAT-14 communications satellite atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 6, 2016.

Falcon 9, JCSAT-14 Blaze a Trail

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carves an arc of light into the sky above Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as it launches the JCSAT-14 communications satellite on May 6, 2016.

Bullseye! Falcon 9 on Drone Ship

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket hit its target precisely on May 6, 2016, landing in the center of the deck of the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You."

Falcon 9's Landing Legs

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Close-up view showing the landing legs on the Falcon 9, which touched down on a robotic droneship in the Atlantic Ocean on May 6, 2016.

Falcon 9's Battle Scars

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Coming back down through Earth's atmosphere on May 6, 2016 left some marks on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Sticks Its Landing

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The first stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits on the deck of the droneship "Of Course I Still Love You" seconds after landing successfully during a May 6, 2016 launch.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket on Pad With JCSAT-14 Satellite

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits on the pad with the JCSAT-14 communications satellite at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of a May 6, 2016 launch.

Falcon 9 and JCSAT-14 on the Pad

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and the JCSAT-14 spacecraft sit on Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on May 5, 2016.

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