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Rocket will attempt to land after blastoff

Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 20:26:41-05

 

SpaceX is set to launch a rocket Monday night from Cape Canaveral for the first time in six months.

The company's flights have been on hold since a rocket exploded in June, which was blamed on a weak strut.

SpaceX is also trying to safely land a rocket after a flight.  If successful, it would be first in history this maneuver will be executed.

The Falcon 9 rocket will send 11 communication satellites into space that will be deployed about 20 minutes after liftoff.

The company says Monday night’s launch is scheduled for 8:33 p.m.