9 Spectacular Photos From Last Week’s SpaceX Launch And Landing

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Previous attempts at landings ended in explosions. SpaceX

The giant rocket went up, it came back down on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean, and was safely towed back to land. What more could we possibly want?

Cool pictures. We always want cool pictures.

SpaceX posted some photos from their successful launch and landing last Friday, and they are amazing.

The Falcon 9 rocket may launch again as early as May or June. We can only hope that its second return journey goes as smoothly as its maiden voyage.

launch 1
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launch 2
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launch 3
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trajectory
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Descent
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landing
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Landed-wide shot
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Landed
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