SpaceX launches Starlink satellites on 3rd mission in 2 days

The SpaceX launches keep coming.

A Falcon 9 rocket launched 23 more of SpaceX’s Starlink Internet satellites from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday (May 23) at 10:45 p.m. EDT (0245 GMT on May 24). This is the company’s third mission in the last two days.

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The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, May 23, 2024, aboard the Just Read the Instructions droneship. (Image credit: X via SpaceX)

The first stage of Falcon 9 came back to Earth 8 minutes after launch. It made a vertical touchdown aboard the “Just Read the Instructions” drone stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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