IMAGE OF THE DAY: Recovered Falcon 9 First Stage Transported To Cape for Future Launch

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The legless Falcon 9 first stage booster recovered from the last blastoff of the Telstar 18v telecommunications satellite rolled back home horizontally into Cape Canaveral Saturday on a specially designed transport vehicle for eventual recycling to a future SpaceX launch for a new paying customer. Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The legless Falcon 9 first stage booster recovered from the last blastoff of the Telstar 18v telecommunications satellite rolled back home horizontally into Cape Canaveral Saturday on a specially designed transport vehicle for eventual recycling to a future SpaceX launch for a new paying customer.

The 15-story tall booster was moved from the Port to the Cape through the south gate recently after crews spent the morning maneuvering two cranes to lower it horizontally onto a multi-wheeled transporter and removing the hi-tech hoisting device we informally call the ‘Booster Lift/Leg Retraction Device’ or BLLRD.

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