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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 v1.1, preps for reusable boost stage

• ars technica
Earlier today, SpaceX successfully sent an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle into space, putting a Canadian science platform and three smaller satellites into orbit. However, the launch was mostly interesting because of what happened after the payload was released. For the first time, the Falcon 9's main stage performed a controlled burn that safely brought it back into the atmosphere....

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