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.
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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