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Watch: SpaceX set for historic launch

Update (03/30/17 3:38 p.m.) — The first stage of a re-used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on a drone ship minutes after launch.


Cape Canaveral, Fla. – In a historic attempt, SpaceX plans to launch its first “pre-flown” rocket Thursday evening.

The Falcon 9 rocket currently on the launch pad first flew in April 2016 after landing autonomously on a “drone ship” floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX said the launch window begins at 3:27 p.m. PST.

Thursday’s launch is set to put a communications satellite into orbit for Luxembourg-based SES SA.

[Streaming video via SpaceX/YouTube]

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