U.S. space firm lands rocket on droneship

U.S. space firm SpaceX on Friday successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station.

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“The 1st stage of the Falcon 9 just landed on our Of Course I Still Love You droneship,” the California-based company said via Twitter.

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It’s the first time SpaceX has been able to stick a landing on a droneship after four previous such attempts ended in failure. It also achieved one successful soft landing on a land-based pad at Cape Canaveral in December last year.

Source: Xinhua

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