SpaceX Drone Ships — The Evolution of Space Launch and Recovery

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7 min readJan 25, 2024

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By wikimedia

The first satellite launched into orbit around the earth was the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1. It was launched on October 4, 1957 on a modified Soviet R-7, an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) based on Nazi Germany’s V2 rocket design.

After 116 seconds of flight time, the strap-on boosters detached from the rocket and crashed to the ground. The core…

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Mats
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