'Kaboom': SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lands in the Atlantic

July 25, 2014 1:58 PM

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If Hawthorne-based rocket maker SpaceX can make the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket reusable, it could dramatically reduce launch costs.

As part of the company's efforts toward that goal, after successfully launching six Orbcomm satellites into space aboard a Falcon 9, it “soft landed” the rocket's first stage in the ocean. But it wasn't perfect.

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