SpaceX just pulled off yet another beautiful rocket landing. 
The Elon Musk-founded company brought back the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket to a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a brand new NASA mission on its way to orbit. 
SEE ALSO: Here’s how NASA’s TESS will hunt for alien planets
The mission, called TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — is designed to hunt for alien planets circling distant stars. 
The TESS rocket landing marks the 24th Falcon 9 first stage landing for SpaceX. Check the landing out for yourself: 

The drone ship’s onboard camera usually cuts out during these kinds of landings because it’s difficult to keep a tenuous satellite link in the middle of the ocean when the ship’s being jostled around by a rocket’s engine

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Have fun in space, TESS! 
Our favorite new NASA mission — called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite —  launched to space at 6:51 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the satellite landed back on Earth on a drone ship in the Atlantic not long after. 
TESS is on a mission to hunt for never-before-seen alien planets circling distant stars, particularly those that have the potential for hosting alien life. 
SEE ALSO: Here’s how NASA’s TESS will hunt for alien planets
TESS plans to survey 85 percent of the sky, keeping a particular eye on 200,000 stars once it gets to its expected orbit in the coming weeks

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If, for some reason, you’ve ever imagined that it would be easier to control a drone with your body instead of a remote, it’s now possible to put the theory to the test. The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne University in Switzerland has developed the FlyJacket, an upper-body soft exoskeleton…

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Water balloons, and any filled balloons in general, make me nervous. For that reason, I must get super high to enjoy this video of a trickshot crew finding all the ways to explode water balloons in slow motion. YouTubers Legendary Shots—who are totally bros with fellow YouTuber Jake Paul, and who have started their fair share of beefs with trickshot crew Dude Perfect—put a bunch of innocent water balloons through several torture tests, and recorded the results in super-slow mo. They drill a balloon (it pops), throw a balloon at a drone (it pops) and hit each other in the face with balloons (sometimes they don’t pop!). It all looks neat, and even neater if you’re sufficiently baked

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MONTREAL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The world’s airlines are backing the development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, as a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets fuels safety concerns, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday.

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