SpaceX lands rocket at sea, makes history


SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended in failure. Today's success is a crucial milestone for SpaceX, as it shows the company can land its rockets both on solid ground and ocean.

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  • RCHeliJet
    RCHeliJet5 ปีที่แล้ว

    SpaceX have done a very very good Job :)) *Big Thumb Up* need it a Gyro to stabilize??

  • Sebastião Mendonça

    Sebastião Mendonça

    6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    @Rock Ade Its really the only option other than glide-back boosters (which are being developed by Roscosmos)

  • Rock Ade

    Rock Ade

    6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    @Sebastião Mendonça is this even real, the idea a rocket landing vertical seems like a stupid idea ,

  • Sebastião Mendonça

    Sebastião Mendonça


    I know its been 4 years but the Falcon 9 is far too big and heavy for a gyro. The thing is 50m tall.

  • Halilintar Kidlat

    Halilintar Kidlat


    what to hear what happened here in the future?

  • Ayden Majumdar

    Ayden Majumdar


    Falcon does not use gyro but instead uses something called thrust vector control that lets the rocket engine to gimbal freely. Another reason there aren’t fins on the falcon 9 as apposed to standard rocket we all drew as kids.

  • How To Make Sushi
    How To Make Sushi5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Bravo! but they do need to get a bigger sea barge that does not rock as much....

  • Ex0tic Night

    Ex0tic Night

    8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    @Synthesized well it would lead to bigger problems its a great idea just isnt many ways to execute it

  • Ben Syroishka

    Ben Syroishka

    10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The barge is the size of a American football field

  • Dan x

    Dan x


    The sea barge is over engineered, doesn't need to be bigger.

  • Synthesized


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Darkpharoh hey thats actually not a bad idea..

  • Li Li

    Li Li

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hi there, actually there is a sweet spot about the size of the sea barge. The larger the area, the more it will be affected by the waves, and more power is required to make it sail to the destination, so it turns out that the size now are big enough and still has some leeway.

  • SeroJ
    SeroJ5 ปีที่แล้ว

    This event was hands down one of the biggest moments in human history and it wasn't so much as a blip in mainstream media. An event like this is the first indication of our ability to begin interstellar colonization. You cannot fashion a rocket on another planet you land on, when you want to leave. Thank God for Elon Musk, his drive, innovations and absolutely relentless pursuit of "carrying the torch forward", as he puts it.

  • I have fallen and i can't reach my keg

    I have fallen and i can't reach my keg

    17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Thank a "God." Mr. Musk has "Parents", you know. Hell. Maybe Mr. Musk's Godmother/Godfather raised Lil' Elon. A "God" will be most displeased.

  • Jo Ehlers

    Jo Ehlers


    Shucks! I don't even want to read comments any further! Hope by now you all watched the Falcon Launch and return of the rocket on the sea! Some people sound really bitter and sour about something!

  • tesoro tesoro

    tesoro tesoro


    Yeah man ,elon the man.go well dude.

  • The Scottish Fitness King

    The Scottish Fitness King


    Did we go to the moon all those years ago ?

  • Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin

    Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Fonzie Sent supplies to the space station? YEAH WE CAN ALREADY DO THAT, YOU EASILY IMPRESSED CHILD.

  • John Luu
    John Luu5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Elon Musk, I swear this guy is our real-life Tony Stark, from Pay-pal to Tesla/self-drive mode, now SpaceX. This man is literally changing our future.

  • WaschyNumber1


    6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's a real time Thanos not Tony stark

  • Nobody Know

    Nobody Know

    8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The difference is tony stark make his own but elon have team behind him

  • Cyber Punk

    Cyber Punk

    9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    He already was greater than a bio engineered to be smart Tony Stark

  • Anthony


    9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    He's going to put internet satellites up so we can have cheaper internet and don't have to bow down to the cable companies monopoly anymore. Like how we have internet on our phones. It will fund space x ofcourse which I will proudly purchase.

  • Ramanan Unboxing

    Ramanan Unboxing

    11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ya you said it and it is real life Tony Stark

  • Ichiban Moto
    Ichiban Moto5 ปีที่แล้ว

    the best part is the control room roar

  • Mike Collins
    Mike Collins5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Good job SpaceX, its really encouraging to see a company making so much progress in space technology

  • Alain Bruno
    Alain Bruno5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I'm proud of SpaceX!!

  • Stormy Weather

    Stormy Weather


    is that you ELON= well i never , blowing your own trumpet

  • william Greene

    william Greene

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Do you understand physics at all, or are you joking, I hope?

  • Jansel Kenneth Tolentino

    Jansel Kenneth Tolentino

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +andreeaabro what if they land the first stage on the moon or the 3 cores of the FH

  • Alain Bruno

    Alain Bruno

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    @gelu4in :))

  • gelu4in


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +Alain Bruno i like your abs:DD

  • Stellaris Polaris
    Stellaris Polaris5 ปีที่แล้ว

    But can it land on air?



    2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Air in Indonesia languange is actually water, air is water. We drink air

  • Ameer Rahman

    Ameer Rahman

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Stellaris Polaris does clouds float 🤔

  • scaho


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Anything is possible if you're brave enough

  • Dan M

    Dan M

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    MrxFivexAlive hover it's a controlled thrust landing, not hover.

  • Dan M

    Dan M

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Huh, what thinking of possible shield Carrier.

  • Chris W
    Chris W5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Very informative and professionally done. Thank you.

  • alan connelly
    alan connelly5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Congratulations, awesome job, well done considering the significant technical challenges.

  • Rachel Killebrew
    Rachel Killebrew9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is amazing. I worked on the Saturn/Apollo mission 50 years ago and so glad I lived long enough to see private enterprise accomplish this amazing!!!! So proud of this accomplishment!!! Congratulations to all involved!!!!

  • Primary Productions
    Primary Productionsปีที่แล้ว

    NASA: you cant reuse rockets Spacex: hold my beer

  • Professor Random guy

    Professor Random guy


    More like “hold my rocket fuel”

  • Akkim Sreenivas

    Akkim Sreenivas

    11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The man with golden heart brain..Elon Musk remember for ever..

  • Ride Red
    Ride Red4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Absolutely amazing, well done!

  • fishinsolitude
    fishinsolitude2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Absolutely stunning! This is the kind of stuff we dreamed about as kids.

  • Jairon_2
    Jairon_25 ปีที่แล้ว

    You are an inspiration for me to study Aerospace Engineering. Thanks Space X from Spain!

  • Jorge Martinez

    Jorge Martinez


    tonto mejor inspirate en oliver ibañez no ves que te estan vendiendo el coete ...digo LA MOTO

  • Shivansh Patel

    Shivansh Patel

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Which courses you are studying Or any book recommendations

  • talisha shaye

    talisha shaye

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I agree..Now i want to study Aerospace Engineering or anything that pertains to Space Engr. Thanks to a visionary like Elon Musk.BTW, he proved them all wrong.

  • Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Anand Borude elon is african so chill not everyone wants to work for tsla

  • Lua 444

    Lua 444

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Yeah, i like aerospace too!

  • george marcotte
    george marcotte5 ปีที่แล้ว

    another one for the history books!!! fantastic. The sea conditions were really good which is not always the case. I hope they build a better (bigger) drone ship that can handle more adverse sea conditions so they can land successfully most of the time. something like the oil platforms that are high out of the water so it wont be pushed around by the waves.

    KYLE SWARTZ5 ปีที่แล้ว

    i watched it live. it was so epic!

  • dat thanh

    dat thanh


    you are so lucky ;)

  • Stormy Weather

    Stormy Weather


    then you really haven,t lived - have ya - poor sod

  • Spacedoubt


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    LOL !

  • Alex Dresvyannikov

    Alex Dresvyannikov

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    What a joke!

  • redstone craft guy

    redstone craft guy

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Kyle Swartz how did you watch it live? TV? Computer? When did you watch it?

  • Der Pfandleiher
    Der Pfandleiher5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Every time i see the falcon 9 landings i become goose bumps:)

  • bamsb90
    bamsb905 ปีที่แล้ว

    My dad works for United Launch Alliance as a supply manager. Whenever SpaceX does something relatively important, he says everyone in his office knows how much cooler Elon Musk is than they are.

  • swallowedinthesea11


    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Sounds like a cult.

  • michael wards

    michael wards

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    bamsb90 chat out of ass

  • Appable


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +bamsb90 And knows how much better ULA is to work for

  • Scorpio
    Scorpio4 ปีที่แล้ว

    To do this on the Ocean platform is just Incredible!

  • GeckoWingman
    GeckoWingman2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great video I recommend you make an updated version of this becasue its been 3 years and there landing on drone ship has indeed been nearly perfected

  • Jerms
    Jerms5 ปีที่แล้ว

    So much respect for Elon and his crew!!! Renewable energy, Electric cars, Space travel... If only we had more visionaries like him.

  • Squeezey


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    You must have misunderstood friend, the guy may not have had money in the past but now the guy could buy 1,000 Lamborghinis' I'm not about to waste two and a half hours watching a show that spreads a message of information across a few hours. I could just read his bio in 20 minutes. Which i have no want to do, but thanks for the offer!

  • Anonymous


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +Jake Farlow Lmao. Musk made his own resources and they weren't always unlimited. Watch Mr. Musk's documentary.

  • Squeezey


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    We do, but they don't have unlimited resources like Musk, and government/oil tycoons oppress change.

  • Rud Beckia
    Rud Beckiaปีที่แล้ว

    A real bright spot in a time of difficult history..fantastic !

  • taylorwsims
    taylorwsims5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Has there been more thought put into preventing the rocket from tipping over during landing? In the instance that the thrusters alone are unable to orient the rocket stably there should be a system for catching the rocket, such as a system of nets or airbags that deploy instantly as soon as the rocket touches down. I do realize that Falcon 9's current style of controlled landing is more versatile and necessary for landing on foreign planets, moons, asteroids, etc, but a landing pad with additional safety features just seems to make sense.

  • Appable


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +taylorwsims After a few more flights, I expect landings to be pretty reliable. They've worked out the majority of potential technical issues and weather/uncontrollable factors have never caused a failure directly.

  • n0denz
    n0denz5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Yes! I knew it would only be a matter of time before they made a successful sea landing. The closer we come to cutting the costs of space travel, the closer we'll be to continued space exploration.

  • Absolute Meme God

    Absolute Meme God

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Павел Коровкин "SpaceX Fails" 1. You should learn english 2. You're giving away false information, the stage is in a good condition and will be reused this year 3. Who's crying here? Obviously you're the one crying over the Progress M Failure last year.

  • Павел Коровкин

    Павел Коровкин

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +tetrisclock that was not succesful landing, the rocket too damaged for reuse

  • T@wesomE
    T@wesomE5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I believe they landed it on the platform on the sea for testing its accuracy.

  • Ted and Karen Robinson
    Ted and Karen Robinson5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thrilling to see, go Spacex!

  • Blathering Bear
    Blathering Bear5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Congratulations to SpaceX but I miss all the spectacular kabooms. :)

  • Bartek Mendrela
    Bartek Mendrela5 ปีที่แล้ว

    This landing looks so sci-fi I can't breathe. OUTSTANDING PROJECT!

  • Emil jørgensen
    Emil jørgensenปีที่แล้ว

    4 years after and they just had their 100th sucsessful mission and 68th sucsessfull landing of a booster. Spacex will be huge with their new starship!

  • The Quran 360
    The Quran 36011 หลายเดือนก่อน

    A great achievement by Elon Musk and his team.

  • Cj Mi
    Cj Mi4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I didn't know rockets landed that way. .. That's impressive itself.

  • CodingTrabla Tutorials
    CodingTrabla Tutorials4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Vision, consistent hard work made dream reality, bravo Elon

  • Pay Way
    Pay Way5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Bravo. What an achievement. The effort to land on a moving reference (3 dimension) is markedly more difficult than a stationary reference.

  • TheBlacktom


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +Pay Way Well it's not a point particle, it actually has 6 degrees of freedom. 3 rotating and 3 translating.

  • Vicky Allen
    Vicky Allen4 ปีที่แล้ว

    So awesome!!!!! I'm so proud!!

  • Steve Blinston
    Steve Blinston3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Fantastic process for a space rocket :-)

  • Gus Gone
    Gus Gone3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Beautifully explained.

  • Virtual IT Boy
    Virtual IT Boy5 ปีที่แล้ว

    amazing video !! it's so cool they nailed this. :) it will shape the future for many generations to come!

  • Abr3200


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +Johanneslol11 --- Im really jealous of these future generations

  • John Sylliboy
    John Sylliboy3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Awesome landing.

  • Glenn Palomeno
    Glenn Palomenoปีที่แล้ว

    May 30, 2020: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 to International Space Station. Unbelievable!

  • Shotyew 14

    Shotyew 14


    ecp27 someone will prob post it soon. SpaceX is too busy dealing with the docking and getting the crew settled to post the footage

  • Joan Velma

    Joan Velma


    @ecp27 same here... Looking for it everywhere

  • ecp27



    any idea about the landing footage? i can't find anywhere

  • The Amerijuanican
    The Amerijuanican4 ปีที่แล้ว

    These western U.S.-based companies (SpaceX, Amazon, Google) are really on another level. Fascinating to watch them evolve.

  • GAMIT yuvraj
    GAMIT yuvrajปีที่แล้ว

    Who's here after the success of dragon's launch!

  • ITS Snooopy22

    ITS Snooopy22

    8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    @FirstName LastName why specifically that date? They have been getting relatively better connection now, and even showing the views from the first stage. Heck, just watch the one from today!

  • FirstName LastName

    FirstName LastName


    @Aqzo XI , I herd that song before. I was asking not about song, but about the link to that particular video from 30.05.2020.

  • Aqzo XI

    Aqzo XI


    @FirstName LastName there is a video that actually shows the booster landing without the live feed cutting off, you’re actually delusional though buddy..

  • Marvin Swanson

    Marvin Swanson


    I'm here 2 days after Starships awesome 12.5 km flight. One big step closer to Mars!

  • Sonny Boi

    Sonny Boi


    @Cheekypastama Because the rocket made the boat wobble and shake..

  • DirkOfTheBlaze
    DirkOfTheBlaze4 ปีที่แล้ว

    In the 1950s or 1960s, something like this happened in a sci-fi movie. Now it is no longer fiction. Our accomplishments are truly amazing.

  • selvakumar palanisamy
    selvakumar palanisamyปีที่แล้ว

    Wonderful landing

    EASYTIGER105 ปีที่แล้ว

    It amazes me a rocket designed for launch has the delicate control needed to steer and land on such a precise location, totally vertically and at the exactly the right speed to a) survive and b) not run out of fuel.But they did! Great stuff SpaceX!

  • Caden Rolland

    Caden Rolland

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +EASYTIGER10 True! It was pretty wavy too that would be hard for some people to stand on rocking around like that.

  • Conor Healy
    Conor Healy5 ปีที่แล้ว

    god damn, elon musk is fucking awesome. can you imagine if there were a air force like helicarrier that was used to catch like 10 of these rockets? That would be so cool.

  • ruin creative
    ruin creative5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Elon Musk is the future.

  • Ray Chen

    Ray Chen

    9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    yeah you right now

  • jamie brooks

    jamie brooks


    You missed from

  • Anand Borge

    Anand Borge


    Now he made it.

  • Slow-Mo Moon Buggy

    Slow-Mo Moon Buggy

    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Richard Branson laughs at all of you drones.

  • joscaca


    2 ปีที่แล้ว

    He is the present !

  • Alex Belle
    Alex Belleปีที่แล้ว

    Glad I got to see this live. I wasn’t alive when the first humans went into space or on the moon but I got to see this, and the launch yesterday live.

  • J Shepard
    J Shepard4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I bet the engineering behind the drone ship is more interesting that most of what NASA had done lately.

  • doggonemess
    doggonemess5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I'm not totally clear on why parachutes don't work for recovery. Does it damage the engine or structure too much?

  • wastenick


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +TheBlacktom Not only salty water. Structural stress is very different. If you're landing with parachutes, the rocket is being stretched, but if you're landing with engines the rocket is being compressed. Rockets are built to withstand a compression, but not a tension.

  • TheBlacktom


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +doggonemess Salty water, that's the problem. But I too don't know why every manufacturer builds new boosters for $10-100 million since decades, with the only exception of the shuttle boosters.

  • Pixel Peanut
    Pixel Peanut5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Very impressive!

  • Matías B.
    Matías B.11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It was even harder than it is now, due to the area around the ASDS having quite a sizeable windshear

  • Peter Almvall
    Peter Almvall5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Awesome explainded. Bravo!

  • Shruti Pawaskar
    Shruti Pawaskar2 ปีที่แล้ว

    It's sheer pleasure to watch that moment when that rocket touches the ground

  • Ryan Hamstra
    Ryan Hamstra8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Well, actually ones that accelerate more rapidly are the ones that CAN land. The ones that can’t land have heavier payloads, meaning they accelerate slower and therefore have to burn longer and use more fuel.

  • Sadaat Afzal
    Sadaat Afzal5 ปีที่แล้ว

    They are able to handle the Human Capsules, can land directly back to earth. Good work SpaceX

  • Teboski78
    Teboski785 ปีที่แล้ว

    It's not just the amount of leftover fuel it's the velocity that would have to countered to boost back to the cape. If it is going away from the launch sight at Mach 10 it simply doesn't have enough fuel to zero out that velocity and accelerate back to a similar speed in the opposite direction to boost back to the launch sight.

  • Udaco
    Udaco4 ปีที่แล้ว

    When the rocket really close to the ground, it was tilted about 5 degrees and suddenly it lands perfectly straight up. How can it be? Is there anything that can hold the rocket at the bottom? Something wrong!

  • markosgraveyard
    markosgraveyard2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I can't describe how I feel when I see a rocket launching off towards space. Simply beautiful.

  • Mathius J. Buckholz
    Mathius J. Buckholz4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Truly amazing

    JEZPP4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Just wondering what the cost difference is on landing the rocket on a ship in the ocean and having it transported back to headquarters vs just using extra fuel to land it at headquarters. any idea?

  • Franco M
    Franco M3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Update. 2018 Space X launched a Falcon Heavy with a Tesla Roadster and Starman Firing 29 engines simultaneously in 3 lift engines. Historical. . The side engines landed perfectly. The main engine landed too fast and 300ft from the barge.🚀An amazing feat indeed.

  • Creatormaster
    Creatormaster5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Надеюсь это наконец-то удешевит полеты в космос!

    ZERMELO5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Everyone on the SapceX team is a beast.

  • John Smith
    John Smith3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Exactly, controlled powered vertical landing for these tall rocket boosters - - in the past you would only see this in the sci-fi films of the 1960's. The splash down of the space shuttle's boosters meant they incurred damage so that they weren't really reusable, just recyclable, meaning high maintenance costs - - meaning the space shuttle program was a failure from the beginning.

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Long term it was not. The Space Shuttle was obsolete even before the Challenger disaster

  • GamingGenesis


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    John Smith this is way less costly then completly destroying the boosters tho xD

  • El TMG
    El TMG4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I was taught a rocket launch produces entropy, because if you rewind it, you can easily see it's not a reversible process. Now I don't know what to believe in anymore tbh... Nah seriously, this is an amazing achievement and it's surreal how they already landed like 15 in a row or something like that. Like, it's pretty much not a vision anymore, but it's actually a cost saving process in use now. Can't wait for the FH and BFR

  • Mayank Rungta
    Mayank Rungta4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Doesnt this recovery approach waste an awfull lot of fuel which has weight and hence compromising the rockets capacity. Why not instead after insertion of the sattelite into the orbit, deploy inbuilt wings on it and then land it like a space shuttle. Which would use comparitively very low amount of the fuel?

  • Sam Cassino
    Sam Cassino5 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is my kind of 'religion,' and the SpaceX team involved in this monumental accomplishment are the kind of individuals who have and continue to ensure our future freedom and/or prosperity. And for that reason, they are absolutely worthy of my praise! To everyone who made this landing possible: you are a blessing to your species. Keep up the jaw dropping work!

  • Mustafa Rubel
    Mustafa Rubel3 ปีที่แล้ว

    As a Bangladeshi I cannot but grateful to this rocket. It helps us feel proud.

  • JK
    JK4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Damn how time flies so fast.

  • Eddie J
    Eddie Jปีที่แล้ว

    That’s a wicked angled landing. How on earth does it correct such a huge differential from vertical at the last second ?

  • Sailor Man

    Sailor Man


    Aren't computers amazing.

  • Brad Condon
    Brad Condon5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Oh boy, a sideways backwards rocket ship landing on a barge in the ocean! Super neato!

  • Mike Collins
    Mike Collins5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Good fucking job SpaceX, its really encouraging to see a company making so much progress in space technology

  • poo bum
    poo bumปีที่แล้ว

    That is Amazing we have now deployed astronauts and relanded on a floating platform - America has jumped in and ahead !!

  • Disclaimer
    Disclaimer3 ปีที่แล้ว

    I only have one question. This rocket has been trough some extreme powers and I dont know if its still save to re-use it

  • Disclaimer


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Pan Cytryna Thats right.

  • Pan Cytryna

    Pan Cytryna

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Disclaimer But it do not fall down whit this speed.

  • Disclaimer


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Pan Cytryna Lol the rocket goes more than twice the speed of sound?

  • Pan Cytryna

    Pan Cytryna

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Disclaimer Not true. You need big speed to make something burn

  • Disclaimer


    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Pan Cytryna What I'm trying to say is after a rocket from SpaceX touches down safely back on earth, it will not be the same new rocket that went up a few minutes ago because of all the friction and G powers and other stress on the rocket. This is a risk when you re-use a rocket. Only if you spend thousands of dollars to repare the rocket to make it as new as possible. But you still never know.

  • yu tuber
    yu tuber5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Elon Musk is such an inspiration to humanity.

  • El Arab Y. Mirati

    El Arab Y. Mirati

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hes the best

  • PowerOf One

    PowerOf One

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    He's a fraud.

  • yu tuber

    yu tuber

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    @Channel100 i said humanity.. it represent all mankind on this planet, doesn't specify any country at all.

  • Ben Carter

    Ben Carter

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +Channel100 humanity means South Africa to

  • Channel100


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +yu tuber SOUTH AFRICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • A.W.R. Coach
    A.W.R. Coach2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Seems to me that perhaps Elon needs to work on perfecting hydrogen rocket engines for fuel reasons. It'll be a lot less expensive and not be an issue that it currently is.

  • David Rivera
    David Rivera5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Very interesting and informative... And just wanted to mention Lauren's tone on the video was the best I've seen yet... 👍👍

  • John Geyer
    John Geyer5 ปีที่แล้ว

    How do they keep it upright after landing on an unstable platform for the trip home?

  • Appable


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +vbdrummer0 Would have to tilt ~23deg before tipping, which would be absurd for a vessel that size. If you ever got that tilt, you should just be hoping the barge survives.

  • vbdrummer0


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    For the first couple hours, they just hope that it doesn't topple (although with those engines it must be very bottom heavy so maybe more stable than it looks). Then crewmen board the ship, vent whatever is left in the tanks, and weld hold-down braces over the landing legs to the ship surface.

  • DS2902
    DS29025 ปีที่แล้ว

    Молодцы. Поздравляю.

  • Joshua
    Joshua5 ปีที่แล้ว

    They finally did it! These are tears of joy. This is the beginning of a new journey

  • Cpt Scuttle

    Cpt Scuttle

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Tell that to the Millions of people living in Reffo camps

  • Joshua


    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Steve Lane can you reiterate your comment?

  • aserta


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +joshua calderon The bigger story here is what this rocket was putting up there. BEAM,

  • Show me your Memes :3

    Show me your Memes :3

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    You die the next day. Wouldn't be able to see what happens next in the future.

  • [Mildew]


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +joshua calderon Indeed :)

  • Walterino
    Walterino5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Amazing, such exciting news!!

  • HeatedWafflez
    HeatedWafflez4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Elon Musk is the person this world needs to go forward.

  • francis merritt
    francis merritt5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Well done!

  • GEN2-X
    GEN2-X5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Gotta love technology.

  • christph3118

    Amazing technology

  • SeedPlanter
    SeedPlanter5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Outstanding, and I never realized their was such a loud, enthusiastic, fan base for these events. I can't wait for the next one! I think I'm going to get some t-shirts made and fire them at the crowd with one of them t-shirt guns.!..

  • skywriter14
    skywriter145 ปีที่แล้ว

    How does it stay upright after the landing? The platform is swaying with the wave, right? They use magnet or tether to lock it on the platform?

  • zawzero


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    @***** Please take your medication and accept the fact that things happen, just because you cannot understand them, does not mean they are not real. You can't even get the difference between "your" and "you're" right, how are you supposed to understand complex vector physics? Sincerely, a german educated person

  • Henrik Mikael Kristensen

    Henrik Mikael Kristensen

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    @***** There is of course a small risk of it tipping over between the time of landing and securing it, but it should be safe up to an angle of about 3 degrees, which the ship was below. They still do it anyway, because of high winds, but there was not high sea, which could produce tipping of up to 7-8 degrees and that is dangerous and might not be good for landing at all. Welding loose objects to a ship deck is very common, BTW.

  • skywriter14


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Farmer John is an aspiring professional troll. I think he is pretty good at that. Lets just ignore him. Thanks for the informative answer Henrik.

  • zawzero


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +Farmer John They really weld it, look it up!

  • Henrik Mikael Kristensen

    Henrik Mikael Kristensen

    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +skywriter14 The rocket is very bottom heavy, so that should keep it upright. However, crews put steel shoes onto the rocket and weld them to the deck, as the rocket might otherwise blow over in high winds or simply slide off the deck.

  • Stadtverwaltung Ulm
    Stadtverwaltung Ulm3 ปีที่แล้ว

    2 years later and Elon Musk is still grinding hard

  • Jon Hipkins
    Jon Hipkins5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I would like to thank the SpaceX engineers for putting in 80 to 90 hours a week to bring us face-paced mind-blurring innovations. Even with Elon, none of this would be accomplished without their dedication and intellect. A normal human being couldn't put up with half of what you go through.

  • Dakota Anderson

    Dakota Anderson

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Em Gee how is it faked, dont just make the claim that it is faked, prove it you dummy

  • Em Gee

    Em Gee

    4 ปีที่แล้ว

    IT' S FAKE DummY

  • Caelyn Animal Lover
    Caelyn Animal Lover4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I watched this at school it is amazing!!!! Go Science!!!!

  • Green King
    Green King3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Great job people ...but would really like to see alternatives from rockets to gain orbit. Space elevator made out of giant powered magnetic rings so its not one solid (atm impossible) structure, catapult, sling, man made volcano ejection... all probably hard to do bit once set up ? Meh what do i know lol ,would like to see space X views on alternative space entry.

  • Coen V

    Coen V

    3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Green King I've heard of a company called "Spinlaunch" or something like that, which is trying to boost rockets using rotation and centrifugal force. That's only for satellites though, the G-forces are too high for people. There's also Boeing's new Stratolauncher, basically a huge plane which takes a rocket to the edge of the atmosphere before release. Seems to be working quite efficiently, and nearly completely reusable!

  • 627283 8383
    627283 83834 ปีที่แล้ว

    I'd like to see the faces of those people now who were making fun of space x for their inability to get their rockets off the ground. Now they've not only gotten the rockets off the ground, they've supplied the space station and they've managed to land a rocket back. Elon Musk is the future.

  • Ken Matharoo
    Ken Matharoo3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Man this still feels like it happened last week

  • Tesla Nick
    Tesla Nick5 ปีที่แล้ว

    YAY... SpaceX has finally done it....

  • Pato Valdes
    Pato Valdes4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Only Elon Musk can come up with these stuff

  • John Dunlap
    John Dunlapปีที่แล้ว

    Would there be an advantage to launching rockets from the west coast instead of from the east coast? Landing down range from the west coast would still be on land.

  • ITS Snooopy22

    ITS Snooopy22

    8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    VAFB is used for polar orbits, CCAFS is used for equatorial orbits

  • Sebastião Mendonça

    Sebastião Mendonça


    Generally you dont want to launch over land unless its unpopulated because if something were to go wrong, it'd go down onto people's houses.

  • Full Flow Aerospace

    Full Flow Aerospace


    John Dunlap there are big differences when you launch at KSC/CC from launching at VAFB. SpaceX just launched a mission from VAFB a couple days ago. But when they launch on the west coast, they always land on land.... or that’s what I belive.

  • BDW
    BDW4 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is so incredible....yet main stream media thinks ever country can do this. Never underestimate the power of American ingenuity!

  • FokkerBoombass
    FokkerBoombass5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Oh, they finally did it? Damn, I missed it. Welp, good on ya Musk!

  • Jonaasti


    5 ปีที่แล้ว

    +FokkerBoombass technically the 2nd landing. first was on land, this one was at sea. Was only a matter of time given that all of their failures had nothing to do with the rocket landing at sea. they were all failures attributed to a problem with the rocket itself. It was mere coincidence that the land landing worked on the first and more difficult attempt.

  • The Nasiudk
    The Nasiudk11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    In 2016 it's a history, in 2021, it's a routine