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Jan 16 2015

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“Close but no cigar”

AmericaSpace.com releases pictures of SpaceX’s attempt to land booster on ASDS.

The booster landed softly enough that it exploded on the deck of the ASDS without penetrating the surface.

Exploding on deck: returning rocket
Penetrating the deck: incoming missile

SpaceX came so close to pulling this off on the first attempt…

that I’d guess a 90% chance of success on their next attempt.

Click on the link above for more images.

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