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SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 rocket yet

The California-based aerospace company, SpaceX has blasted off its most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, which is certified to carry humans to space later this year.

The Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket’s main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

The Block 5 Falcon 9 is eventually meant to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, with the first launch tentatively planned for December 2018. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the rocket is built to re-fly up to 10 times with minimal refurbishment.

Source: AIR