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Here's a close look at SpaceX's historic rocket landing

If you wanted to see more of SpaceX's reusable rocket tech in action, today's your lucky day.
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SpaceX's much-hyped rocket landing was impressive, but you didn't exactly get a good look at it if you were watching live. It seemed more like a matchstick putting itself out, really. Not to worry, though: SpaceX has delivered an ample supply of photos and video documenting every step of this milestone in private spaceflight. They help illustrate the challenge involved -- SpaceX had to bring a tall, fire-belching Falcon 9 down to Earth relatively quickly while keeping it stable. While this probably won't be the last time you see reusable rocket technology in action, it's certainly one of the more dramatic examples.

Gallery: SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket landing | 12 Photos

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