Range Tracking

Plummeting faster than the speed of sound

SpaceX launched the ninth of its commercial resupply missions for NASA to the International Space Station on 18 July 2016 at 12:45 a.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Besides getting the Dragon spacecraft successfully off into orbit, the first stage booster was successfully flown back to a safe touchdown on Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral. These images show the entry burn as the engines fire to slow the booster as it falls from a high altitude while traveling faster than the speed of sound.

Click here to view more images of the launch and landing.

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