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SpaceX’s rocket survived an emergency landing that was supposed to destroy it

SpaceX is a household name thanks to its ability to perform gravity-defying landings of its used rocket boosters on drone ships. But yesterday's mission was a little different, because SpaceX wasn't actually trying to recover the Falcon 9 booster. After ferrying the Luxembourg GovSat1 into orbit, booster B1032 was supposed to crash-land into the sea, experimenting with a new deceleration technique on the way down.
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