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After mastering its rocket landings on the Florida coast, SpaceX wants to try the same trick in California. The company recently filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to land one of its Falcon 9 rockets on ground at Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California, following a launch from the facility there. If that happens, it’ll be the first time that SpaceX has done a land landing on the West Coast.

SpaceX has two options for landing its rockets following a launch. The company can touch down the vehicle on a floating drone ship in the ocean, or the rocket can return to its launch site and land on a concrete slab on the ground. Whichever option SpaceX picks depends on the type of launch that takes place and…

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Source:: Theverge – Science


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