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Space X's Falcon 9 makes history
Aurora-7
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Posted: Monday, December 21, 2015 - 06:55 PM UTC
The Falcon 9 first stage rocket makes an historic, first ever, vertical landing for a rocket.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/spacex-makes-history-successfully-launches-lands-falcon-9-rocket-n483921
BobSolo
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:59 AM UTC
Were one step closer to getting off this rock! I can only imagine how cool it would be to look out a window and see Earth from out there, amazing!
Aurora-7
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Posted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 09:09 AM UTC
Need to make a technical clarification. Falcon 9 was the first vertical rocket landing for a rocket that launched a payload to orbit.

Blue Horizon, a competitor to Space X, actually did the first vertical rocket landing for a smaller, non-space reaching, vehicle.