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  1. Watch SpaceX Successfully Launch NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Which Will Explore the Cosmos

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    NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

    NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

    NASA’s TESS spacecraft was successfully launched Wednesday by SpaceX, the first satellite designed to attempt to look deep into the cosmos.

    Roughly the size of a refrigerator, TESS is NASA’s latest exoplanet hunter and will be tasked with exploring stars tens to hundreds of light-years from Earth.

    The successful launch from SpaceX via its Falcon 9 rocket ended in the rocket once again landing on a drone ship after takeoff. All in all, that marks 24 successful landings for Elon Musk’s private space company with 13 drone ship recoveries.