Did SpaceX Just Put Boeing and Lockheed Martin Out of the Space Launch Business? — The Motley Fool
… Not having to deal with a terminal point that’s bobbing up and down on the waves almost certainly simplified SpaceX’s task. So too did the company’s use of a new and improved Falcon 9 rocket, which was bigger than the original and carried more fuel and more hydraulic fluid, and so had more resources to work with to fine-tune its landing. Most important of all, SpaceX had under its belt two (failed) water landing attempts, and a whole series of (successful) short-hop land-landings to learn from.
And now it’s mission accomplished at long last.
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