SpaceX performed a very high retrothrust landing into water. No droneship was used. Amazingly the rocket survived the water landing. SpaceX will try to tow it back to shore.
This rocket was meant to test very high retrothrust landing in water so it didn’t hurt the droneship, but amazingly it has survived. We will try to tow it back to shore. pic.twitter.com/hipmgdnq16
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 31, 2018