SpaceX rocket booster soft-lands in Atlantic

Image: SpaceX

Image: SpaceX

SpaceX reports a breakthrough in spaceflight - the soft-landing in the Atlantic of the Falcon 9 rocket booster that recently launched a Dragon supply capsule to the International Space Station. According to Mashable, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk commented on the event:

"I'm happy to confirm that we were able to do a soft landing in the Atlantic and all the data received back is that it made a soft landing and was in a healthy condition after that.”

However, a large storm was raging at the landing site and "the boost stage was subsequently destroyed by wave action."

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