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⟶ Updated 14 Nov 2017 ⟶
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SEPTEMBER 2008 - FALCON 1 MAKES HISTORY: Falcon 1 becomes the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to reach Earth orbit.
DECEMBER 2008 - SPACEX WINS $1.6B CRS CONTRACT: NASA awards SpaceX $1.6B Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract.
JULY 2009 - FALCON 1 FLIGHT 5 MAKES HISTORY: Falcon 1 Flight 5 makes history, becoming the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to deliver a commercial satellite to Earth orbit
DECEMBER 2010 - DRAGON RETURNS FROM EARTH ORBIT: On December 8, 2010, Dragon became the first privately developed spacecraft in history to re-enter from low-Earth orbit.
SEPTEMBER 2014 - SPACEX AWARDED $2.6B COMMERCIAL CREW CONTRACT: NASA awards SpaceX contract to fly American astronauts.
APRIL 2014 - FIRST STAGE LANDING: Falcon 9 first stage successfully lands in Atlantic Ocean
DECEMBER 2015 - FIRST LAND LANDING: On December 21, 2015, the Falcon 9 rocket delivered 11 communications satellites to orbit, and the first stage returned and landed at Landing Zone 1 -– the first-ever orbital class rocket landing.
APRIL 2016 - DRONESHIP LANDING: On April 8, 2016, the Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, and the first stage returned and landed on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship.
MARCH 2017 - FIRST REFLIGHT: On March 30, 2017, SpaceX achieved the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Following delivery of the payload, the Falcon 9 first stage returned to Earth for the second time.
JUNE 2017 - FIRST DRAGON REFLIGHT: This Dragon resupply mission represented the first reflight of a commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station.
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