Video: Falcon 9 Rocket Races into Orbit, lands on Drone Ship

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket liftoff off from Florida’s Space Coast on Friday, racing into orbit with the Thaicom 8 communications satellite. The first stage delivered stunning live video when making its high-speed trip through the atmosphere, guiding itself to a successful landing atop the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship, marking the third successful landing at sea.

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