SpaceX Seeks to Defy Odds With Ocean-Platform Rocket Landing

January 2, 2015 2:10 PM

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SpaceX next week will attempt a feat with odds of success of just 50 percent. Specifically, it will try for the first time to land the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on a custom-built ocean platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

The experiment originally was scheduled to take place in mid-December but was postponed to Jan. 6.

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