Spectacular 5th SpaceX Launch in 2015 Sets Record Pace, Clears Path for Critical Flights Ahead

Spectacular 5th SpaceX Launch in 2015 Sets Record Pace, Clears Path for Critical Flights Ahead

SpaceX's Dragon Version 2 capsule is designed to carry seven astronauts to the International Space Station. See how it works in this Space.com infographic.

SpaceX's Dragon Version 2 capsule is designed to carry seven astronauts to the International Space Station. See how it works in this Space.com infographic.

A close-up look at the landing legs on a private SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 14, 2014. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station, then attempt to return its first stage to Earth in a reusable rocket technology demonstration.

A close-up look at the landing legs on a private SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 14, 2014. The Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station, then attempt to return its first stage to Earth in a reusable rocket technology demonstration.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of its planned Jan. 17, 2016 launch of the Jason-3 ocean-mapping satellite for NASA and NOAA.<br />

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands atop a launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ahead of its planned Jan. 17, 2016 launch of the Jason-3 ocean-mapping satellite for NASA and NOAA.<br />

After delay SpaceX sends EchoStar satellite into orbit  but forgoes rocket landing

After delay SpaceX sends EchoStar satellite into orbit but forgoes rocket landing

March Launch Madness: Triple Headed Space Spectacular Starts Overnight with SpaceX March 14 - Watch Live - Universe Today

March Launch Madness: Triple Headed Space Spectacular Starts Overnight with SpaceX March 14 - Watch Live - Universe Today

SpaceX launches communications satellite into orbit

SpaceX launches communications satellite into orbit

3/7/17 Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for the Next SpaceX or Orbital Rocket Failure  NASA would partially indemnify private launch service providers from liability for some operations under legislation the House passed today by voice vote

3/7/17 Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for the Next SpaceX or Orbital Rocket Failure NASA would partially indemnify private launch service providers from liability for some operations under legislation the House passed today by voice vote

'SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Cape Canaveral [Florida, USA], as seen from Woodside park in Viera, Fla. on July 18 [2016].' Photo credit: Tim Shortt - Florida Today, via USA TODAY Network [3528 x 2398] [OS]

'SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Cape Canaveral [Florida, USA], as seen from Woodside park in Viera, Fla. on July 18 [2016].' Photo credit: Tim Shortt - Florida Today, via USA TODAY Network [3528 x 2398] [OS]

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