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    SpaceX Falcon 9 booster nails landing

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    SpaceX has nailed its 24th Falcon booster reuse and 44th Falcon booster landing with Falcon 9 B1056’s flawless Landing Zone-1 recovery, setting the booster up to become the first SpaceX rocket NASA has flown on three times.

    According to NASASpaceflight.com, NASA had already moved from a conservative “maybe” to a much firmer “yes, but…” on the second-reuse question, pending – of course – the successful completion of B1056’s second launch and landing. As of now, the Block 5 booster has indeed successfully completed its second orbital-class mission, setting itself up for a milestone NASA reuse that could happen as early as December 2019 on CRS-19, Dragon 1’s second-to-last planned International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission.
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    Here's a completely excellent video from SpaceX. Getting to watch that booster stage auto-recover is nothing short of absolutely amazing.

    SpaceX Falcon 9 booster nails landing in lead-up to next NASA-sponsored reuse milestone
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      It's awesome to watch the launches the way we can these days, and especially with the Falcon 9; watching it land is both interesting and exciting.

      I was interested to note the payload, too; getting rubber and silica to mix. I wonder what the applications of that would be.

      Also a mental image of someone playing with a 3DS up there, with a second cartridge/gamecard/minidisk floating nearby.
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