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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.

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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