SpaceX finally managed to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on its Drone ship out in the ocean after four unsuccessful attempts, with plans for at least two more sea landings later this year.
President Obama also tweeted about this lamding!
Congrats SpaceX on landing a rocket at sea. It's because of innovators like you & NASA that America continues to lead in space exploration.
— President Obama (@POTUS) April 8, 2016
Elon Musk just had the best week of business in his life after finally successfully landing the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket engine on a tiny speck of a refitted cargo barge floating in the ocean.
Landing from the chase plane pic.twitter.com/2Q5qCaPq9P
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 8, 2016
SpaceX engineers also dropped a bit of a note of caution moments after the Falcon 9 touched down, noting that it still had to check and make sure the rocket was fully operational before it could declare complete success.
But check the stability of the rocket in the picture –
That’s really a great achievement for SpaceX and in the field of space research.