Yesterday SpaceX planned the trickiest rocket landing yet. Unfortunately technical glitches meant it had to delay the attempt until today.
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And an extra day was exactly what SpaceX needed! The Falcon 9 rocket landed on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. Science fiction fans, like our own inestimable Andrew Liptak, note that is also the name of a vessel from an Iain M Banks novel.
Falcon 9 first stage has landed pic.twitter.com/5jbz9OdBsd
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