SpaceX launches satellite, breaks turnaround time

The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster lifted off to the skies Monday evening (July 20), marking another milestone journey for space travel.

It sets a new record for the fastest turnaround time for reusing a rocket -- one of SpaceX's commercial goals.

Just two months ago, the Falcon 9 carried two NASA astronauts on a historic jouney to the International Space Station.

That marked the first time commercially developed space vehicles - owned and operated by a private entity rather than NASA - carried Americans into orbit.

Now its latest mission- to launch a hefty South Korean satellite into orbit.

Taking off at 5:30 pm local time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the ANASIS-II rode into orbit aboard the Falcon 9.

After separation,The Falcon 9 successfully landed shortly after

On a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.

The satellite it helped launch will serve South Korean military needs - and its deployment was not shown in the live video.

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