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SpaceX nails it

Started by maurice clark, 04/08/2016 08:33PM
Posted 04/08/2016 08:33PM Opening Post
Congrats to SpaceX! They nailed their first successful Falcon 9 first stage booster landing at sea on their drone ship.

After one successful landing on land and 3 "rapid unscheduled disamblies" at sea, the company had a successful sea landing today after launching a Dragon re-sully mission to the ISS. It was amazing to watch.

See here for a reply of the launch and landing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pUAydjne5M#t=35m46s

At first sight it does not seem much as the booster comes in to land, until you realise just how BIG that stick is!

Hopefully this is a big step towards resuabiliy and the reduction in the cost of reaching orbit.

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