SpaceX to attempt to land rocket on floating platform

October 25, 2014 2:50 AM

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — SpaceX will attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket booster on a floating ocean platform the size of a football field, CEO Elon Musk said Friday.

The landing platform is being built at a Louisiana shipyard and measures 300 feet by 170 feet, Musk said during a talk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was streamed online.

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