SpaceX brings home 2 rocket boosters in 5 days

What a busy week for SpaceX and their fleet. On May 30, 2020 the Falcon 9 rocket booster B1058 made it’s maiden voyage and sent 2 humans into space. Three days later, on June 2, 2020, that booster returned to Port Canaveral. Now that B1058.1 has completed it’s mission in human spaceflight, it may never fly a human again. BUT, we will see it launch cargo and technology in the future.

B1058 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster
B1058 enters Port Canaveral inlet on “Of Course I Still Love You” drone-ship | photo: Crystal Gabriel

VIDEO: SpaceX Rocket Booster B1058.1, the one that sent 2 humans.

One day later, on June 3, 2020, another SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster B1049 made it’s 5th launch and landing. Making it SpaceX’s most launched and landed rocket booster. This particular booster was towed into Port Canaveral on June 7, 2020.

B1049 SpaceX rocket booster 5 times launched and landed
B1049.5 5th return at Port Canaveral on “Just Read the Instructions” drone-ship | photo: Crystal Gabriel

The four previous missions B1049 launched and landed are:

  • Telstar 18V / Apstar-5C, 10 September 2018
  • Iridium NEXT-8, 11 January 2019
  • Starlink-0.9, 24 May 2019
  • Starlink-2, 7 January 2020

VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Booster, B1049, 5th Return – Time Lapse

If you do ever have the chance to witness a SpaceX rocket booster standing tall on the deck of an autonomous drone ship being towed by a tug boat and then be assisted by 3 more tug boats for birthing in Port Canaveral… do so, it’s an awesome event to watch happen.

Jon Van Horne
Jon Van Horne

He began his career in media as a multimedia designer and developer in Montreal, Quebec. He developed a passion for media during his job in Photography and Video at a Montreal media content company. Other passions in media, photography/videography and soon going back to school in engineering.