In this March 3, 2021, file photo, a lander is deployed from a launch pad at the Charles Townee Landing Complex, the first launch site of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
SpaceX is working on a landing attempt for a landers from a future Falcon 9 mission that is set to fly this summer.
In this May 20, 2021 photo, the landing pad is seen at the Cape Canaveral launch site.
The landing of SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets has been on hold for at least five months because of a technical issue with the rocket’s Merlin engine, which is used to boost the Falcon 9.
SpaceX has launched only one Falcon 9 from Cape this year, on April 18, but the company says it will try again.
SpaceX’s first landing attempt in 2021 could go as early as next week.
(AP Photo/John Raoux)In this March 4, 2021 file photo a landing pad at SpaceX’s Charles Townes Landing Complex is seen in the Mojave Desert, Calif.
SpaceX hopes to have a landing at the end of May for the first flight of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
SpaceX will try to land a landER, or Earth Observations Satellite, on the Moon in 2020, the company said in a statement.
(Photo by James D’Amico/The Associated Press)In 2017, SpaceX launched the first of two Falcon 9 launches, using a Falcon 9 v1.1 first stage to blast off from Cape Kennedy in Florida to launch an Amos-6 satellite into orbit.
The Amos-5 satellite is the only other spacecraft that has ever been launched by a Falcon rocket.
The satellite is used by NASA to monitor the Earth’s weather.
The first flight had to be canceled due to a mechanical problem with the second stage, which was carrying the Amos-4 satellite.
A SpaceX Falcon rocket at the launch pad for the Amos 5 satellite at the SpaceX launch pad in Mojave, Calif., in 2018.
(Jim Urquhart/Reuters)A SpaceX Dragon capsule lifts off from the launchpad at the Space Launch Complex 4 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2018 for the resupply mission Dragon to the International Space Station.
(Mike Blake/Reuters/NASA)In 2018, SpaceX successfully landed two Falcon rockets on land, and it was the first time a rocket had ever been returned to Earth by a land-based rocket.
Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, successfully landed the Falcon 1 rocket and Dragon capsule in April 2018, landing the capsule on the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Musk said the landing was a “perfect landing,” and he congratulated the people who worked on the craft.
A Dragon spacecraft lands on the ocean surface of Japan in 2019.
(Nana Koike/Reuters News)In 2019, SpaceX returned a second Falcon rocket, this time to land on the sea floor of the ocean floor.
The company also landed the Dragon spacecraft on the bottom of the sea and successfully launched it to the space station.
The Dragon capsule is a robotic cargo capsule for NASA and is slated to carry humans to the station in 2020.
In 2020, SpaceX landed the first Falcon 9 for the space shuttle Columbia on the Atlantic Ocean.
The rocket successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
In the days after the landing, NASA was notified of the successful landing.
NASA later released a video showing the rocket and its cargo ship, the International Cargo Service, as it floated up toward the Atlantic ocean.
In 2018, NASA said the Falcon had performed its first successful landing on the lander.
The lander landed in the Pacific.
SpaceX announced in 2018 that the second launch was set to take place in 2019 and SpaceX said it planned to make a second launch attempt in 2019 or 2020.