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First SpaceX video showing rocket landing back on Earth is totally bonkers
Next step: Mars. No, really.
When SpaceX tested its dream of reusable rocket technology on Jan. 10, it sought to not only recover the rocket that had flung a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, but to land it, vertically, on a barge off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla. We knew SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket hit its target—already a feat for the record books—though it was said to be damaged on impact, and now we know what that looked like.
If that photo from the landing barge isn’t mind-bending enough, check out the new video SpaceX shared to Vine.
Following January’s historic launch, SpaceX remains as committed as ever to its dream of reusable rockets, a breakthrough that could reduce launch-related costs by a hundredfold. It might have been a crash landing, but there’s no doubt the beyond-ambitious company is one step closer to its dream of colonizing the red planet.
How’s that for a corporate milestone?
Photo via SpaceX
Taylor Hatmaker has reported on the tech industry for nearly a decade, covering privacy and government. Most recently, she was the Debug editor of the Daily Dot. Prior to that, she was a staff writer and deputy editor at ReadWrite, a tech and business reporter for Yahoo News, and the senior editor of Tecca. Her editorial interests include censorship, digital activism, LGBTQ issues, and futurist consumer tech.