IMAGE OF THE DAY: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Saturday Night from Kennedy Space Center

The rocket lifted off at 6:56 p.m. ET

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SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday from Kennedy Space Center. (Space Launch Delta 45 Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday from Kennedy Space Center.

The rocket lifted off at 6:56 p.m. ET.

On board this mission were 52 Starlink satellites, a Capella Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, and Tyvak-0130.

The Falcon 9 first stage booster that supported this mission previously launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and three Starlink missions.

Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which is located in the Atlantic Ocean.

One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported the SXM-7 mission, and the other previously supported the NROL-108 mission.

Coverage of the launch can be seen Space Coast Daily TV.

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