SpaceX to try landing booster on a sea platform

January 6, 2015 10:53 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL – SpaceX's attempt Tuesday morning to land a Falcon 9 rocket booster on an ocean platform is a precursor to the company flying rocket stages back to a historic Cape Canaveral launch site.

The company and the Air Force are negotiating a deal for SpaceX to use Launch Complex 13, a former Atlas launch pad near where John Glenn blasted off, as a future landing site for returning boosters.

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