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  • 08.15.16

SpaceX successfully lands a rocket on a drone ship

This mission was particularly difficult, SpaceX explained to the press, because the rocket needed to launch the satellite to a distance of 22,000 miles, subjecting it to extreme  velocities and heating upon its re-entry to Earth.  

The success of the mission bodes well for the company, which is committed to reusing rockets, thereby reducing costs. 

Here’s the webcast of the launch:

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