Todays CRS-3 launch and F9R flight test

The CRS-3 mission is well underway after a beautiful launch and Dragon deployment. The big question and event that some of us are waiting for is the landing test of the 1st stage. This is the first Falcon 9 with landing legs.

As we wait for video and info on today’s F9 1st stage landing test  SpaceX has released video of a ground test of F9R. (at the beginning of the video you can see the much smaller Grasshopper to the right)

Update on recovery info on 1st stage(8:30pm -18th): Data upload from tracking plane shows first stage landing in Atlantic was good! Flight computers continued transmitting for 8 seconds after reaching the water. Stopped when booster went horizontal. Several boats enroute through heavy seas…

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