JOHN KRAUS PHOTOS

Out-of-this-world spaceflight imagery

May 11th, 2018: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center at 4:14 P.M. EDT, delivering Bangabandu-1 to orbit. Per SpaceX, the mission "served as the first flight of Falcon 9 Block 5, the final substantial upgrade to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Falcon 9 Block 5 is designed to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability."

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