To space and back

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Japanese communications satellite lifting off from Florida yesterday. The rocket later landed on an autonomous ship at sea - the second time it has been accomplished by SpaceX, which is headed by Internet entrepren
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Japanese communications satellite lifting off from Florida yesterday. The rocket later landed on an autonomous ship at sea - the second time it has been accomplished by SpaceX, which is headed by Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2016, with the headline 'To space and back'. Print Edition | Subscribe