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Launch Photos: SpaceX Falcon 9 Lofts 64 Satellites (and Lands) on Historic 3rd Flight

The First Flight


SpaceX’s first “Block 5” Falcon 9 rocket launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 11, 2018. On May 24, President Donald Trump signed a new space policy directive that could ease regulations on SpaceX and other commercial spaceflight companies.

The Second Flight


SpaceX's first Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket launches the Indonesian communications satellite Merah Putih into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Aug. 7, 2018. The rocket launched the Merah Putih communications satellite into orbit for Telkcom Indonesia.

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