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Falcon 9 splashdown

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Falcon 9 splashdown SpaceX reported three-story waves in the Atlantic Ocean, preventing an attempt to land the Falcon 9 first stage on a drone ship. However, the rocket was still guided to a controlled splashdown. Here, deployable grid fins can be seen stabilizing the vehicle just before impact.


Original image data dated on or about February 11, 2015.


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