SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch AND Landing

A few weeks ago on December 21, 2015, SpaceX successfully launched one of their Falcon 9 rockets, delivered 11 satellites into orbit, and landed the rocket back on Earth, undamaged and ready to be used again. It marks the first time that a rocket has been sent into low Earth orbit 100 miles above Earth and successfully captured upon re-entry to be used again. Traditionally, rockets have been single-use equipment that crash land into the ocean. The ability to capture and reuse rockets is a great step forward in driving down the cost of space exploration by promoting re-usability.

Here is a picture posted to Twitter by SpaceX showing the launch and landing…only a few miles apart:

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch and landing

Earlier this week on January 12, 2016, SpaceX posted a great recap video to YouTube:

Well done SpaceX! Keep up the great work! Good luck on your next launch this coming Sunday!

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Happy New Year 2016!

A new year is upon us, 2016, which means another attempt at resurrecting my blog. It has been quite a while since my last post about Chelsea winning the League Cup in March, but for me 2015 was far from quiet as I became a father for the second time, this one a baby girl who came over the summer. As any parent can attest one’s priorities are thrown out the window with a baby in the picture, as such my running greatly dovetailed last year and I have quite a way to go in getting myself marathon ready again.

Here’s to a new year and hopefully more blog posts!

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