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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches and deploys satellite, days after another rocket crashed in Texas – CNN

Sunday’s recovery marked the 69th time the company has recovered a Falcon 9 first-stage booster, it said.

Shortly after 1 p.m., SpaceX tweeted that the rocket’s latest payload, an SXM-7 satellite for SiriusXM, had been successfully deployed.

The successful mission comes four days after SpaceX’s steel rocket prototype, the Starship SN8, which
CEO Elon Musk hopes can one day be used to ferry humans to Mars,
crashed attempting a landing similar to the ones that Falcon 9 boosters have successfully performed.

Starship SN8 took off from south Texas on Wednesday, soaring over the Gulf of Mexico before steering itself back to the launch site, where it slammed into the ground and exploded.

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