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Watch it again: SpaceX's boomerang rocket lands on robo-sea-barge

Aslan

Much better view here

Much better view here, fullscreen, with several more camera angles and technical chatter.

https://youtu.be/1lYZLxr3L4E?t=29m18s

Everyone's right, getting that bright it did initially look like a crash, but I think the key is instead of one booster doing about a three second burn, I believe it was 3 doing a 5 second burn? Much brighter than previous landing burns, much later giving the cameras less time to compensate. Looking at it live last night, the rocket came down over the barge in a cloud of fire so bright nothing could be seen. Then suddenly the cloud went out and in the inky blackness was the silhouette of the rocket. I was amazed.

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