SpaceX has done it again. For the third time in a row, the Falcon 9 rocket has delivered its payload in the upper atmosphere and returned to earth with a successful vertical propulsion landing on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. This time SpaceX released the best angle yet of the landing—from the rocket…
If you somehow missed SpaceX’s amazing Falcon 9 rocket landing live earlier this month, or missed it in 4k, or missed it again when we detailed the drone ship Falcon 9 autonomously landed on—here’s another chance to witness the terrifying, amazing sights and sounds in 360 video.
SpaceX finally managed to land its Falcon 9 reusable rocket on its autonomous drone ship out at sea after four unsuccessful attempts, with plans for at least two more sea landings later this year. It takes a special kind of ship to catch a rocket falling from the sky, and here’s how they do it.
Minutes after a smooth launch of its Dragon spacecraft this afternoon, SpaceX hit a long-standing, elusive goal: It neatly landed the Falcon 9 rocket that had launched the Dragon right down on a drone ship like it was no big deal.
Just yesterday Foxtrot Alpha gave the world its first glimpse of DARPA’s submarine hunting unmanned drone ship. Now the Pentagon’s “bleeding-edge” research and development arm has followed suit, showing new angles of the ship on its Instagram account.