Click the arrow to watch the film. Video source: SpaceX YouTube channel.
SpaceX released today the raw footage of its second attempt to “land” a Falcon 9 first stage in the Atlantic Ocean by deploying landing legs.
This second demonstration was after the stage launched the Orbcomm OG2 satellites on July 14.
The first demonstration was on the Dragon commercial cargo launch on April 18. The transmission was damaged, however members of NASASpaceflight.com managed to clean up the footage.
Click the arrow to watch the film. Video source: spacexlandingrestoration YouTube channel.
SpaceX hopes that, with enough successful demonstrations, the Air Force will permit the company to attempt a landing on a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.