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Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station
Published in 5-12-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Christmas turkey is rocketing toward the International Space Station, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. SpaceX launched the holiday shipment on a Falcon 9 rocket, which pierced the clear, chilly sky. The first-stage booster aimed for a touchdown on land back at Cape Canaveral, once its job was done, but ended up smashing into the Atlantic Ocean instead. A SpaceX commentator called it a "bummer," but noted it was secondary to the main mission of getting the Dragon capsule to orbit. It was the first missed landing at Cape Canaveral. "What a great day for a launch," said Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana.
Reference: www.chron.com