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SpaceX Caught Both Parts Of The Falcon 9 Fairing For The First Time Since Launch

SpaceX Caught Both Parts Of The Falcon 9 Fairing For The First Time Since Launch

For the first time in history, SpaceX specialists managed to catch both parts of the head fairing of the Falcon 9 rocket after launching from Cape Canaveral in Florida: specialists were able to lower them into nets installed on special vessels, according to a tweet by the head of the American firm Elon Musk. "Both fairing halves caught from space by SpaceX ships!" he wrote.

According to experts, special vessels in the Atlantic ocean are used to" receive " elements returning from space, on board of which extensive networks are mounted. Previously, SpaceX was able to catch the fairings separately or catch them out of the water, but now it has successfully caught both parts in the network at once.