SpaceX Falcon 9 Lands In Water, Keeps On Working

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One of the more routine aspects of SpaceX Falcon 9 flights has been the precision touchdown of the rocket’s first stage on a drone ship or ground-based landing pad. But when a hydraulic system problem crippled steerable grid fins on a Falcon 9 returning from a Dec. 5 launch, the onboard flight...

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