SpaceX Celebrates Controlled Landing of Falcon 9 Rocket After Mission

April 20, 2014 2:11 AM

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California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, widely known as simply SpaceX, is claiming a partial victory in its ongoing quest for a recoverable --- and reusable --- rocket.

According to an announcement released by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk over Twitter, the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle that blasted a Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station April 18 returned to Earth intact, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean and communicated with mission c...

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