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Fifth time’s the charm! SpaceX lands rocket on ocean barge

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted through a picture-perfect spring Florida sky Friday afternoon and then landed softly and surely on a barge in the ocean 11 minutes later. The successful at-sea landing for the rocket’s first stage is a first, and it comes in SpaceX’s fifth try, bringing screaming cheers from the company’s California headquarters, webcast. The rocket landed just a few feet off dead-center on what SpaceX calls its drone ship, named “Of Course I Still Love You,”…

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