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SpaceX is getting really good at bringing its rockets back

For the third time, Elon Musk’s company successfully brought a Falcon 9 back to Earth today, just nine minutes after the 5:39 p.m. ET launch of the THAICOM 8 mission. As a former colleague of mine put it when SpaceX landed its rocket on at-sea droneship the second time, it was even more important in … Continue reading “SpaceX is getting really good at bringing its rockets back”

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For the third time, Elon Musk’s company successfully brought a Falcon 9 back to Earth today, just nine minutes after the 5:39 p.m. ET launch of the THAICOM 8 mission.

As a former colleague of mine put it when SpaceX landed its rocket on at-sea droneship the second time, it was even more important in some ways than the first time, given that it proves they can repeat the feat. The third time emphasizes that even more.

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Daniel Terdiman is a San Francisco-based technology journalist with nearly 20 years of experience. A veteran of CNET and VentureBeat, Daniel has also written for Wired, The New York Times, Time, and many other publications

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