SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9; orbits, returns Dragon capsule

EDIT 3:30 pm: added a cool parachute pic to the bottom! “Falcon 9 nailed it!” said Bill Nye said this morning, congratulating SpaceX on what has looked like a flawless launch, orbit, and return of the Dragon capsule aboard its Falcon 9 rocket. I’ve been watching the news via Spaceflight Now (and a bajillion people on Twitter). During the launch, every other word I heard from the control room was “nominal.” The separation of Dragon from the ….

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