Eyewitness Captures SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch and Landing at Kennedy Space Center

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 59 spacecraft successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday, May 25, and returned later that day.

SpaceX said the Transporter-5 mission carried a number of different spacecraft including “CubeSats, microsats, non-deploying hosted payloads, and orbital transfer vehicles.”

The completed mission was the company’s 22nd launch and landing of the year, SpaceX said.

This footage was taken by Chance Belloise from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Complex, roughly four miles from the launch pad. Credit: Chance Belloise via Storyful

Video transcript

- Are you good?

- There you go. Do you see it?

[LAUGHS]

[CHATTER]

- Interesting.

[EXPLOSION]

[LAUGHTER]

[CLAPPING]

- I almost forgot that sonic boom.

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