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SpaceX Launch Days After The 60th Anniversary of Manned Spaceflight From Cape Canaveral, Florida

SpaceX Launch Days After The 60th Anniversary of Manned Spaceflight From Cape Canaveral, Florida

A Mercury Redstone rocket stands silhouetted on historic Complex 5 as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches its Starlink satellites at 2:42 AM from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida on Sunday, May 9, 2021. SpaceX's launch occurred just four days after the 60th anniversary of NASA's first manned space flight when Alan Shepard was launched on top of the Mercury Redstone booster on a 15 minute sub-orbital mission heralding the US' exploration of space. Photo by Joe Marino/UPI