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SpaceX landed a rocket on a boat five years ago—it changed everything – Ars Technica

“We were like, well, we didn’t really account for that.”

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  • How do you launch and land a rocket in the same day? Here’s how.
  • A couple of weeks before the April 8, 2016 CRS-8 launch, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module was loaded into the trunk of the Dragon spacecraft.
  • The day before launch, Dragon was loaded with “late load” cargo in advance of the April 8 trip to the International Space Station.
  • And then the Falcon 9 was ready to go.
  • The Dragon spacecraft wrapped up tight.
  • The instantaneous launch window…

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