Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Confident SpaceX plans third attempt at sea-barge rocket landing

Still buzzing from December’s stunning Falcon 9 rocket landing, the SpaceX team evidently can’t wait to get its next mission off the ground and, hopefully, safely back onto a hard surface again.

For its next effort, the space company wants to have another shot at landing one of its rockets on a platform floating in the sea as opposed to on land as it did last month. Two previous attempts at this type of tricky sea-based landing ended in a fiery mess, not a good outcome if your main goal is to reuse the rockets as part of a grand plan to drastically cut the cost of space travel.

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