Eleventh Commercial Resupply Services Mission
(Photo : (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)) CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - JUNE 03: In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launches from pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on June 3, 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Dragon is carrying almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station in support of the Expedition 52 and 53 crew members. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft also will transport solar panels, tools for Earth-observation and equipment to study neutron stars. This will be the 100th launch, and sixth SpaceX launch, from this pad. Previous launches include 11 Apollo flights, the launch of the unmanned Skylab in 1973, 82 shuttle flights and five SpaceX launches.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shares a video looking like a "trick shot" as half of a rocket fairing from his launch slowly falls to open waters and is caught by a netted-ship.

Eccentric CEO Elon Musk shows off one of his rocket fairings that recently came back to Earth. The return of this particular rocket is portrayed as a welcome tribute which he posted online.

Elon Musk's Twitter account (@elonmusk) showed the marvelous return of SpaceX's rocket fairing that reads, "Aloha, welcome back from space." The video shows a rocket accompanied by a parachute slowly descending to open waters when a boat cast with a wide net catching it.

  The video makes use of calming tropical background music that emulates the feeling of being on vacation and enjoying the view. The clip is posted by Musk last night at 6 pm. David Gokhshtein, Inc. CEO David Gokhshtein (@davidgokhshtein) replied on Musk's video on Twitter, asking whether the clip is real.


To which the SpaceX CEO answered, "Yes." At first glance, the clip is seen to be a digital rendering or animated video edited specifically for Elon Musk's tweet. This led to personalities and Twitter users to question the legitimacy of the video. However, the clip is said to be a high-definition capture of the return of Falcon 9 that Musk filmed himself.

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SpaceX's 100th launch
SpaceX Falcon-9 Rocket And Crew Dragon Capsule Launches From Cape Canaveral Sending Astronauts To The International Space Station
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CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - MAY 30: In this SpaceX handout image, a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft launches on the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard at Launch Complex 39A May 30, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The Demo-2 mission is the first launch of a manned SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. It was the first launch of an American crew from U.S. soil since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle program in 2011.

Digital Trends reported that this is no ordinary launch by the Space Explorations Technologies Corp., more commonly known as SpaceX. August 18's six-time record of consecutive SpaceX first-booster launch and land, also marked a massive milestone for the company. The company's 58 new Starlink satellites up in the sky are historical because this marks SpaceX's 100th launch.

Falcon 9 booster rockets were launched yesterday, August 18, 2020, at 10:30 am, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. These rockets are known to contain 58 of Starlink's internet-capable satellites and three of Planet Lab's spacecraft. Planet Labs is an Earth-imaging company that joins the SpaceX satellites.

Starlink's internet satellites are set to a low-Earth orbit and can be seen around the world, looking like a trail of stars. Starlink's satellites can be seen from everyone's homes by proper scheduling and anticipation using the "Starlink Satellite Tracker" website.

However, according to the website, SpaceX's Starlink satellites were put in a different orbit. Moreover, the company also reduced the satellites' brightness to not disturb astronomers and astronauts with their job in monitoring the heavenly bodies.

Falcon 9 Technology

Elon Musk's SpaceX came a long way since its initial launch in 2006 that launched numerous rockets and different advanced technologies with innovations.

Fourteen years after their initial lift-off, SpaceX now celebrates its 100th launch with its revolutionary Falcon 9 that can be reused once it comes back to the planet's surface. The two-stage rocket design of SpaceX boasts of a reliable and safe transport of different cargos, including humans.

Currently, Falcon 9 rockets were launched 98 times, landed 51 times, and reflown by the company for 36 times.

Watch SpaceX and Starlink's launch of Falcon 9 below:

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