The Dragon cargo ship successfully made it to orbit, which was the primary goal of the launch.
The mission was SpaceX s 16th mission for NASA as part of a long-term contract to ferry supplies to space.
The booster spent two days in the water while teams worked to retrieve it after a malfunction with its grid fins caused the booster to miss its target: the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Zone 1.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying the Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral on December 5, 2018.
Earlier it was reported that the Falcon 9 rocket with twice used the first stage, launched into orbit from 64 satellite.
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The rocket engines compensated somewhat for the spin, and by the time the rocket hit the water, its fin had emerged.
"It seems that the stage is not damaged and is sending data".
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS. 'Ships en route to rescue Falcon'.
It's not every Friday that a 156-foot-tall SpaceX rocket booster is towed to Port Canaveral.
Ocean platform landings have proven a bit trickier, but SpaceX has managed to stick the landing, whether on land or sea, 32 times in all. After the lift-off, everything went as per the plan including the crucial part where it effectively propelled the cargo-laden Dragon capsule towards the global space station. The rocket was loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living there.