August 20, 2019

New views of Falcon 9 landing from on-board SpaceX’s drone ship


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SpaceX has released new photos of last week’s thrilling rocket landing aboard a floating drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean, showing the 15-story Falcon 9 first stage slowing to a hover just as it touched down on the platform.

The first stage booster landed less than nine minutes after launching from Cape Canaveral on Friday with a Dragon supply ship heading for the International Space Station.

It marked the first time SpaceX has landed a rocket at sea.

SpaceX plans to inspect and test the recovered rocket stage, planning to refly the booster on another orbital mission as soon as June.

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