The Falcon 9 Stage that successfully landed on the drone ship just arrived at the port.
Elon Musk's SpaceX succeeded on Friday with the landing of the Falcon 9 on a drone ship. This daring maneuver has failed several times. On April 8, SpaceX landed the Stage 1 of the Falcon 9 on sea after it returned dropping off the Dragon Spacecraft in the direction to the ISS.
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The Falcon 9 stage 1 is 41.2m tall and has a diameter of 3.66m. The video of the landing makes it appear much smaller. Imagine a big church tower with rocket thrusters landing on a ship. This is how crazy that rocket landing really is.
SpaceX just posted a photo of the Falcon 9 arriving at the port. Now the company can reuse this stage for a next launch. The space venture already got a Stage 1 from a successful landing on land in December. Elon Musk said back then that this Stage 1 of the Falcon 9 will be archived.
The Falcon 9 Stage 1 that landed on the drone-ship is likely going back into space to proof that the reusability is indeed working. The reuse of a rocket stage is going to cut the cost of space missions dramatically.
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