Falcon 9’s first stage has returned!

I’ll have a longer post later, but for now – FALCON 9 HAS RETURNED!  Not only did SpaceX pull off a completely flawless delivery of all 11 Orbcomm satellites for their return to flight mission, but they nailed the landing of the first stage on a landing pad at Cape Canaveral.  This is the first time an entire first stage has made a propulsive return to the launch site from an orbital launch campaign.  SpaceX has achieved something that engineers have been working towards for forty years – a reusable flyback liquid fuel booster.

Now I’m really excited for Falcon Heavy!

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