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Watch SpaceX attempt a sea-based landing at 1:42PM ET

SpaceX once again hopes to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a barge.

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Flush with success from its first ground landing, SpaceX is about to make history again... well, maybe. The private space firm is scheduled to launch the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite today (January 17th) at 1:42PM ET, and it hopes to once again attempt landing a Falcon 9 rocket on its drone barge. If everything goes ahead as planned, it'll be the first successful sea landing ever -- and SpaceX can put those unpleasant crashes behind it. You can watch the company's official stream below, while NASA TV has live coverage running before and during liftoff.

Update: Unfortunately, the landing wasn't successful.

[Image credit: SpaceX Photos, Flickr]

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