See SpaceX’s most flown rocket returns to home port after ninth flight (photos)

SpaceX’s most flown Falcon 9 rocket returned to Port Canaveral in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 16, 2021 after a record ninth launch two days earlier. (Image credit: Amy Thompson /

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – SpaceX’s most flown rocket, a Falcon 9 booster that has flown nine times historically, returned home to Florida’s Port Canaveral after launching a batch of Starlink satellites early last week.

The Falcon 9 rocket – designated B1051 – returned to port on March 16. It appeared on the horizon and sailed slowly toward the canal late Tuesday afternoon, heading for its pier atop the Spacex drone ship “Of course I still love you.” The rocket launched 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites into orbit on March 14.

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