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  • 04.09.16

Watch SpaceX’s historic Falcon 9 ocean landing

On Friday afternoon, SpaceX finally succeeded in landing a rocket on a floating ocean barge. The victory clears the way for truly reusable rockets, an innovation that will drastically reduce the cost of spaceflights. A chase plane captured the footage below, which almost makes the feat look simple:

And here’s the view from the rocket itself: 

President Obama congratulated the company on Twitter:

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