LOS ANGELES – Bolstered by positive results from initial "soft landing" tests of Falcon 9 first stages in the Atlantic Ocean and evaluations of its vertical landing F9R reusable demonstrator in Texas, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) says it is on track for a dry landing attempt by year’s end that may occur on a barge anchored off the Florida coast. "I want to emphasize this is a stretch goal," says Lauren Dreyer, SpaceX director of business affairs. ...

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