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.
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.
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.