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SpaceX's Cosmic Triumph

Reusable rockets -- if they work -- could upend the space business.

It's rocket science.

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It's an image that may one day prove iconic: a shimmering 14-story rocket, in a haze of fire and smoke, touching down gently at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1, just minutes after delivering a payload into space.

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