In a milestone-packed launch, SpaceX marks 80th successful liftoff but is unable to land booster for 50th time

SpaceX was shooting for an ambitious, milestone-packed launch Monday morning that would have further flexed its reusability muscle as the company works to make rocket launches as routine as air travel.

And it did succeed on some fronts: The launch was the company’s 80th successful takeoff, using a rocket booster that flew only 63 days ago. That’s the quickest turnaround time yet for a reused booster. Read more here.