The SpaceX launch blasted off on Thursday with the Falcon Heavy carrying a 6,000kg Saudi Arabian communications satellite into orbit.
The second flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket saw all three first stage cores land - either at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zones 1 and 2 or out in the Atlantic on the "Of Course I Still Love You" ASDS.
SpaceX has two operational rockets: the Falcon 9, which with 21 launches in 2018 dominates the U.S. market, and the Falcon Heavy, which as its name suggests is created to lift much heavier payloads into more distant orbits. The vehicle, which was carrying a space-suited mannequin nicknamed Starman, was vaulted into outer space and is expected to orbit the sun for the foreseeable future. SpaceX engineers accomplished this secondary goal in spectacular fashion today, landing the two side boosters at the nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Arabsat-6A is a large satellite, weighing 6,460-kilograms.
The US Air Force tapped SpaceX in 2018 to launch for $130 million a classified military satellite, and in February added three more missions in a $297 million contract.
But everything went exceedingly well, with SpaceX employees at company headquarters in Southern California cheering at every launch milestone, especially the three touchdowns. SpaceX boss Elon Musktweeted "The Falcons have landed".
Georgetown Students Vote to Pay Annual Slavery Reparations Fee
The proposal was organized by the GU272 Advocacy Team, which conducted an outreach campaign to educate students about slavery. Todd Olson, the school's vice president for student affairs, said the university "values the engagement of our students." .
During Falcon Heavy's maiden flight in 2018, its two booster cores made synchronized landings side-by-side in Florida.
A SpaceX rocket launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Saturday. Thursday's launch marks the first time a Block 5 booster was used for the big rocket.
After a six-day mission to the International Space Station, Crew Dragon detached at about 2:30 a.m EST and sped back to earth, reaching hypersonic speeds before an 8:45 a.m. EST splash-down about 200 miles off the Florida coast. That launch was the biggest rocket since the Saturn era ended in the 1970s.
SpaceX will soon be preparing for a different kind of mission. And with a sticker price of $90 million, it is also about a third of the price of its closest competitor, United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy.
Weather in the Atlantic is now about as good as could be expected, with minimal waves and low winds, excellent conditions for the safe recovery of Falcon Heavy's center core - likely B1055 - and Version 2 payload fairing halves.
He was a member of the Eagles' Super Bowl championship team after the 2017 season, when he started 15 of 16 regular-season games. Mills started eight games for the Eagles last season before going on injured reserve in December after hurting a foot.
Asked by Fox News's Jesse Watters about AOC's tweet Saturday night, Crenshaw said it is "almost not worth responding to". CAIR was actually founded in 1994, though its membership spiked after the 9/11 attacks. "Here's the truth.
The airport is often referred to as the world's most risky because of the short runway and hard approach. Lukla airport is used by thousands of trekkers and climbers heading for the Everest region each year.
You can also expect a fair amount of traversal and platforming challenges (a la Titanfall 2) as well as some puzzle solving. We get to see the new hero Cal Kestis during the performance capture sessions, played by Shameless star Cameron Monaghan .
You'll still need to install the latter for things like voice and video calling, posting reactions, and even sending photos. As of now, users who tap on the message icon in Facebook are then taken to Messenger .
As of the time of writing, there has been no update from Facebook about what caused the outage and when the service will return. It was one of Facebook's worst outages as it lasted many hours, which the social media giant had acknowledged on Twitter.
Though UFC 236 was chock-full of good fights, none could hold a candle to the main and co-main event championship bouts. Nurmagomedov responded to the Poirier-Holloway standoff, casting doubt over the scorecards but praising both fighters.
On the plus side, he showed the golf world how not to celebrate a hole-in-one during the Par 3 Contest. Finau hit his second shot on the par-5 No. 8 to within eight inches of the cup for an easy eagle putt.
He has entrusted much to us, and for this reason will require from us much more! "But in front of the people, hold hands united". Pope Francis has kissed the feet of South Sudan's previously warring leaders during a two-day spiritual retreat at the Vatican.
Asked about Iran's possible move against the blacklisting, the commander said, " Time will determine our reciprocal move". " Iran is full of Guards" after leaving Friday prayers at Tehran University on their way to a rally in a nearby square.
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According to cops, Donald Greene Sr.is charged with wire fraud and his son, Donald Greene II, is charged with concealing a crime. It's a story of precious cargo and broken promises that donated bodies would go to medical research.
Joe Schmidt targeted by Bernard Laporte for French job
A total 59% of respondants said they wanted the next national team coach to be French, the FFR confirmed on Friday morning. France is alone among Europe's leading rugby union nations in never having employed a foreign head coach.
Merrifield breaks Brett's record with 31-game hit streak
Mitch Haniger's triple to centerfield in the top of the ninth inning brought two runners around to score and tie it up at 6-6. Richard Lovelady, the Royals' fourth pitcher of the night, pitched a flawless eighth inning in his major league debut.