SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket on record-tying 13th mission

The mission is the 31st of the year, already matching the company's 2021 total.

SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets for a record-tying 13th time on Sunday morning (July 17)

It was the 13th launch for this Falcon 9's first stage, tying a rocket reuse record that SpaceX set last month

The booster also helped loft SpaceX's Demo-2 crewed test flight to the International Space Station

The 53 Starlink satellites deployed from the Falcon 9's upper stage about seven minutes later

The fairing halves that protected the satellites on their ride to orbit made their third flight today,

marking the 50th SpaceX mission to use reflown fairing halves, according to the company's mission broadcast.

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