Watch SpaceX attempt new, historic Falcon 9 launch this Saturday, 4:47 a.m. ET


Well, I did wait up to see ESA land on a comet, so…we’ll see. Good luck and godspeed, Falcon 9!

Phenomenal: Launch a 18(?)story rocket into near-earth orbit, push a cargo ship into orbit ultimately to dock with the space station, and then have the rocket, autonomously, fly itself back to, and then land on, a 30x90 platform floating in the sea. Spacecraft took a “hard bump” on landing, but holy shit that’s pretty awesome.

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“Autonomous spaceport drone ship” is my favorite new 21st Century phrase. (-:

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