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Historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Returns To Port Canaveral

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage rocket that launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on their historic mission to the International Space Station sailed back into Port Canaveral, Florida after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The scorched B1058.1 core first stage successfully landed atop the SpaceX autonomous drone ship Of Course I Still Love You  (OCISLY) in the Atlantic Ocean just minutes after successfully launching the Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

OCISLY was towed into Port Canaveral by the tug boat Hawk.

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission was the first time astronauts have launched from U.S. soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011.

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