Reusable Rocket Test Flight

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This is a test of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket. It launches to an altitude of 250 meters, then lands itself upright back on the launch pad, just like Marvin the Martian’s spacecraft with its retro rockets in the Bigs Bunny cartoons. I was waiting for it to wobble and fall over, but no. The difficulty of this maneuver is as if I dropped a broom off the roof and not only hit the exact spot I aimed for, but also landed the broom upright and stable. Of course, SpaceX has 60+ years of advanced space technology and a ton of Elon Musk’s money on their side. All I have is a broom.

This video was taken with a drone over the company’s test facility in McGregor, Texas. -via Viral Viral Videos

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