Spacex water landing looks good. First stage stabilized and rocket transmitted for 8 seconds after reaching the water

Elon Musk tweeted more good news about the water landing of the first stage.

Data upload from tracking plane shows landing in Atlantic was good! Several boats enroute through heavy seas.

Flight computers continued transmitting for 8 seconds after reaching the water. Stopped when booster went horizontal.

tThe first stage executed a good re-entry burn and was able to stabilize itself on the way down.

Recovering and reusing rockets are key parts of Musk’s strategy for reducing the cost of spaceflight and eventually sending colonists to Mars.

Elon Musk indicates that if the reusable tests work for the first stage it will be the biggest thing Spacex has done.

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