Louisiana shipyard builds “space port drone ship”

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Louisiana shipyard builds “space port drone ship”

November 25, 2014— A shipyard in Louisiana has built what SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk describes in a tweet as an “autonomous space port drone ship.” SpaceX plans to land the latest version of its reusable Falcon 9R rocket on the platform vertically. If it succeeds, it will add one more to the whole string of firsts racked up by the company, which was the first private company to send a spacecraft (Dragon) to the International Space Station and which holds multiple NASA contracts.

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