Elon Musk’s Rocket ‘Falcon 9′ Lands Gracefully On Barge
SpaceX has been busy launching rockets and they have been landing the Stage 1 portions of these rockets on a large barge in the Atlantic Ocean named 'Of Course I Still Love You'.
I had to watch this video a few times, so take a minute to digest it for yourself.
This is stunning. Just absolutely stunning.
A portion of a rocket ship is coming down from space and somehow is able to gracefully land on a platform in the middle of the ocean. Like... WHAT?!?!
I was never a kid who dreamt of being an astronaut. I had that talk with myself at a very young age. You know that talk I'm speaking of? The one where you say to yourself, "Hey kid, some of us just weren't meant to go into space. Focus your time elsewhere". So here I am, two decades later, very happy with my call that I would never become an astronaut.
But man, these rockets are cool! The way it is able to come down at a ridiculous speed and settle so nicely as if it were a Tiger Woods' approach shot on a Master's Sunday. Just classy as ever. Such nice touch.
SpaceX also put out some WILD images from this landing via Twitter @SpaceX
Whatever your opinion is on Elon Musk, don't let that distract you from some of the amazing things his company, SpaceX, is doing and will continue to do in the future.