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SpaceX rocket blasts off from California with science satellite: NASA

By Gene Blevins VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to put a climate-monitoring satellite into orbit, NASA said. Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX then planned to attempt to land the rocket on a barge in the Pacific Ocean, which would mark its second milestone a month after it nailed a spaceflight first with a successful ground landing in Florida. (Reporting by Letitia Stein; Editing by Alan Crosby)


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SpaceX rocket to launch climate satellite, re-try ocean landing

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is poised to launch from California on Sunday to put a key climate-monitoring satellite into orbit, then turn around and attempt to land on a platform in the ocean. Liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base is scheduled for 10:42 a.m. PST (1842 GMT). After sending the U.S.- and European-owned Jason-3 satellite on its way to orbit, the rocket's first stage will separate, turn around and attempt to touch down on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean, said officials with privately-held SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies.


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