This game shows how hard it is to recover the first stage of a rocket. Try to land smoothly as you can.
- Experience the unique thrill of landing a reusable rocket on a land or drone ship in the middle of the ocean.
- Compete with your friends and world-wide players to see who's the best rocket pilot.
Right now, most rockets are destroyed or lost after they launch into space, meaning entirely new rockets must be built for each mission. Reusable rockets that land themselves are a critical aspect of reducing the cost to reach orbit and increase space access. Space tourism become a reality for everyone and also we will be able to establish a city on Mars in the future.
The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which flies only once. Compare that to a commercial airliner each new plane costs about the same as Falcon 9, but can fly multiple times per day, and conduct tens of thousands of flights over its lifetime.
The rocket doesn't travel straight upward into space but follows a parabolic arc up and away from the launch pad. Because of this, the rocket has to go through a lot to conduct a ground landing. The first stage of the rocket separates at the edge of the earth’s atmosphere. Than the vehicle has to slow down in the direction it's heading and completely turn around. It conducted a series of three recovery burns to maneuver the rocket to a designated landing spot at sea or on land and extreme decelerate it from supersonic speeds for a propulsive soft landing, intact and upright using a quartet of landing legs that deploy in the final moments before a slow speed touchdown.
First historical landing of a rocket made Elon Musk’s SpaceX with Falcon 9. The rocket was launched from NASA Cape Canaveral, that previously been used for space shuttle launches.