PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, which landed in the sea after the rocket launch on Wednesday, is back on dry land.
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crews hauled the hovering booster Friday, two days after launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station .
The company attempted to land the booster on a landing pad after takeoff, but a mechanical glitch forced SpaceX to land just off the sea.
Soon after, SpaceX boss Elon Musk said in a tweet that he was not damaged and was still transferring data.
The start itself went smoothly and started right when the start window opened at 1:15 pm. ET. On board was a dragon capsule with 5,600 pounds of supplies on the way to the International Space Station.
The ISS is to take the cargo pod on Saturday morning.