Landing

SpaceX makes landing a rocket look easy 👏

Yesterday (19 Feb 2017), the second stage of Falcon 9 boosted a Dragon cargo capsule into orbit to deliver equipment to the International Space Station, and the first stage flew back and touched down on solid ground. It was the 8th successful landing (out of total 13) for SpaceX.

Every success brings Elon Musk’s vision of a fully reusable rocket transport system (between Earth and Mars) closer.

video source: Musk’s Instagram

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Landing

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Close-up of rocket stage separation, fast flip, boostback burn in a ring of fire and then landing burn