SpaceX Rocket Makes Sonic Booms in Jaw-Dropping Video

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted a video recently of a rocket making sonic booms on it’s coming back flight to Earth and the raw footage shows some astonishing views.

Musk uploaded the video on July 28, which recorded the first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket coming back to our planet after launching SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 25, Space.com reported. During it’s coming back, the Falcon 9 rocket broke the sound barrier and the video revealed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket coming back to Earth from four different viewpoints.

On July 27, the Dragon capsule was greeted to the space station and delivered more than 5,000 pounds of gear and rations to the orbiting space laboratory. According to NASA officials, about half of the items will allow space station crewmembers to complete many types of experiments. The capsule, which is currently anchored to the space station, will stay there for about 30 days before returning to Earth.

Thursday’s rocket launch was the third for the Dragon capsule, which flew to the space station on April 2015 and December 2017, while the Falcon 9 first stage underwent its second landing on the same day after going on another space station cargo launch which is scheduled in May.

By using the same rocket and the capsule, again and again, SpaceX reduces the cost of spaceflight in the future and make journeys to Mars and to other space adventures cheaper and affordable to all.

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