You’re going to enjoy this one. SpaceX, Elon Musk’s civilian space project, released a video that allows you to view the landing of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket in 360°.
SpaceX is aiming to allow reuse of rockets to cut costs of future space travel. If the project scales it could mean the change of space travel as we know it. Rockets could be reused through maintenance and refueled as needed.
The video starts with the rocket coming in from high up in the sky, as it descends towards the landing platform for it’s planned landing. You can view it all in 360 degrees, up to the moment the rocket lands, deafening roar and all.
Prior to the test landing, the rocket launched a non-manned cargo capsule to the International Space station successfully.
Previously, the company successfully landed on a pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2015, but this is the first time it succeeds in landing on a drone ship.
The company is on a roll with the announcement that the first non-manned mission to Mars heading out in 2018 using the Dragon 2 capsule in combination with the Falcon Heavy rocket.
SpaceX is riding high this week after announcing that the company plans to send its first uncrewed mission to Mars by 2018 using its Dragon 2 capsule and the Falcon Heavy rocket.
See the YouTube video below
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