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In Photos: SpaceX's 1st Launch from NASA's Historic Pad 39A

Liftoff from Pad 39A!

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On Feb. 19, 2017, SpaceX launched its first Falcon 9 rocket mission from NASA's historic Apollo-era Launch Pad 39A. See photos of the flight here. THIS IMAGE: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches a Dragon cargo mission for NASA from the historic Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

Next Stop, Space

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SpaceX's first Falcon 9 rocket to launch from NASA's historic Launch Pad 39A soars into the sky to launch the tenth Dragon cargo mission for NASA from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Landing Approach

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The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket approaches the company's Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida after successfully launching a Dragon cargo mission for NASA from the historic Launch Pad 39A on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

Falcon 9 Coming In for Landing: SpaceX-10

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This still from a NASA TV webcast shows a Space feed of the Falcon 9 booster returning to land (right) and a view from the booster itself before touchdown on Feb. 19, 2017 on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

Dragon Capsule Separation

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SpaceX's Dragon capsule separates from its Falcon 9 booster in this view from the rocket captured during the launch of SpaceX's tenth cargo mission for NASA on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch with Pad 39A Flag

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches its first cargo mission for NASA from the agency's historic Pad 39A, with a U.S. flag and NASA countdown clock in the foreground, in this view from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 19, 2018. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

SpaceX-10 Dragon Spreads Wing Over Earth

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A Dragon cargo ship unfurls a solar array with the Earth below in this still image from a SpaceX webcast of the the company's 10th respply mission launch for NASA on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

SpaceX Falcon 9 Lifts Off from 39A

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo lifts off from the U.S. space agency's historic Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

Dragon's Solar Wing Unfurls

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This still from a SpaceX webcast shows a solar array unfolding from the SpaceX-10 Dragon cargo ship after launching the company's 10th resupply mission for NASA on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

Amazing SpaceX Rocket Stage Sep

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This spectacular view from Falcon 9's second stage shows the first stage falling away (near the second stage engine nozzle) with the Earth providing a stunning backdrop during the SpaceX-10/CRS-10 cargo launch for NASA on Feb. 19, 2017. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

Falcon 9 View of Earth and Space

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The view from a camera mounted to the Falcon 9 booster first stage during its return to Earth on Feb. 19, 2017 after launching a Dragon cargo mission for NASA. Read the Full Story | Launch Video | Rocket Landing Video

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