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SpaceX's A Shortfall of Gravitas returns to Port Canaveral with first booster

By Seth Kurkowski

Semptember 1, 2021

After the first stage finished its burn, it performed a short "boostback" burn to meet up with the floating landing zone. These burns interact with the Falcon 9's second stage in the most beautiful way.

The first stage nailed the landing on the novice dreonship. Then ASOG's octograbber robot drove over and secured the booster to the deck and SpaceX crews began the trip home.

Image: SpaceX