SpaceX rocket launches Starlink fleet and 2 small satellites, sticks landing at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites into orbit alongside two rideshare satellites Saturday evening (May 15), before sticking a stunning landing at sea.

The veteran Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here in Florida at 6:56 p.m. EDT (2056 GMT), marking the company’s 15th launch of the year. It also marked the eighth flight for this particular Falcon 9.

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