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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Spacex Lands Booster


CRS-8 | First Stage Landing on Droneship

They've been trying and now they've finally done it. THE VERGE has the story.
At first it looks like the water is calm and the barge is perfectly stable, but wait a bit and you can see that the ocean is giving the barge a bit of a ride.

The whole reason for trying to recover a rocket booster is to save money:

The Falcon 9 costs $60 million to make and only $200,000 to fuel. If a recovered rocket doesn't need too much updating and refurbishment between launches, reusability could eliminate a good chunk of that manufacturing cost.

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