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SpaceX releases photos of its rocket launch and first-ever sea landing

In case you somehow missed it, SpaceX made history yesterday afternoon when it successfully landed one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a remotely-piloted barge at sea. The success came after a few failed attempts over the past year, but it represents a major milestone in the company's efforts to lower the cost of spaceflight by reusing rockets for multiple launches. We already watched the landing live, and it's been immortalized in GIFs and a crisp 4K video, but there's nothing like still photography to appreciate the moment. SpaceX has published a series of photos to let you take it all in — you can enjoy them below.


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