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Space Experts Cheer, Rivals Jeer as SpaceX Creates History

The initial reaction of the space fraternity to the successful return of the first stage of SpaceX’s Falcon for re-use was cautious owing to the past failure to do so twice. When SpaceX owner and billionaire Elan Musk tweeted "Welcome back, Baby", it reverberated all over the social media with aplomb. Despite bitten twice with failure, undaunted SpaceX continued to ...

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FalconX Re-usable Rocket Lands on Seapad Successfully, Creates History (Watch Video)

High res video of landing from the helo https://t.co/G0Yq2V5J3m — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2015 The concept of landing a rocket on an ocean platform has been around for decades but SpaceX’s earlier attempts failed repeatedly forcing the space agency to limit its expectation at 50% on Dec. 21 when its Falcon 9 rocket successfully accomplished the target of ...

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