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Falcon 9 CRS-3

Following second-stage separation, SpaceX conducted a second controlled-descent test of the discarded booster vehicle and achieved the first successful controlled ocean touchdown of a liquid-rocket-engine orbital booster. Following touchdown the first stage tipped over as expected and was destroyed. This was the first Falcon 9 booster to fly with extensible landing legs and the first Dragon mission with the Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle.

Launch Information

Launch Date

Friday 18th April 2014 at 19:25 UTC

Launch Pad

CCSFS SLC 40

Rocket

Falcon 9

Booster

B1006.1

Launch Success

Yes

Landing Attempt

Yes

Landing Success

Yes

Landing Site

Payloads

Payload
Customer
Manufacturer
Mass (kg)
Mass (lbs)
Orbit
CRS-3

NASA (CRS)

SpaceX

2296
5062
ISS

Launch Photos

All of these images are from the SpaceX Flickr page and all of them belong to SpaceX

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