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Elon Musk's SpaceX Sends Secret US Spy Satellite Into Orbit, Then Lands Rocket

It was the 34th mission for SpaceX, but its first flight for the US Department of Defense, a customer long-pursued by Musk.

Published On 05/01/2017
12:15 PM EDT
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket first stage stands atop its Landing Zone 1 pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after successfully launching the classified NROL-76 satellite into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 1, 2017. | SpaceX