SpaceX’s rocket booster survived descent despite no landing attempt

 SpaceX flew a mission today that didn’t include a controlled recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster involved in the launch. Even still, the first stage survived the return to Earth pretty much intact, and the company will now try to recover it from the Atlantic Ocean to see what kind of shape it’s in.

This rocket was meant to test very high retrothrust landing in water so it… Read More

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