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SpaceX comes close, but doesn’t quite accomplish soft landing of booster rocket

SpaceX successfully navigated its Falcon 9 booster rocket back to a floating platform Saturday, but the landing was too hard to count as a success.  However, “it bodes well for the future” says Elon Musk. The rocket “ran out of hydraulic fluid … Continue reading

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Good day for SpaceX

Friday SpaceX had a successful launch of a Dragon cargo capsule, and what looks like promising results from a controlled splashdown test of booster landing capability. Check out this video of the most recent land-based testing of the Falcon 9R: Really … Continue reading

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To Infinity… and Back!

Yesterday SpaceX launched its first satellite payload into geosynchronous orbit, at a price 75% lower than currently charged by other commercial launch providers.  Even more impressive is the fact that SpaceX has been steadily developing the required technology to slow down and … Continue reading

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