What’s even cooler than watching SpaceX stick its landing? Seeing it from the rocket’s perspective.
SpaceX released onboard footage after the Falcon 9’s first stage landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
It was the first successful drone ship landing for Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company and the fifth time SpaceX has made the attempt.
In addition to the onboard footage, SpaceX has released crisp 4K video of the landing.
This won’t be the last barge landing for SpaceX, though. The company has more planned to refine the technique. Eventually, SpaceX wants to land reusable rocket stages on land and water after trips to space.
Musk was so pleased with Friday’s attempt, he tweeted a YouTube video that paired landing footage with The Lonely Island’s 2009 classic “I’m on a boat.”
Musk sadly deleted the tweet—obviously because the selected music snippet did not include the “flippy-floppies” line.