SpaceX rocket launches 53 Starlink satellites into orbit and aces landing at sea

A used SpaceX rocket launched a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites into orbit and returned to Earth for a stunning landing at sea early Wednesday (May 18).

The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with 53 Starlink The spacecraft soared into the Florida morning sky from NASA’s Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Liftoff was at 6:59 am EDT (1059 GMT), about 39 minutes later than SpaceX initially planned.

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