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How Do You Get a Rocket to Land Back on Earth?

Clip: Season 46 Episode 5 | 2m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

Returning a rocket safely back to the launch site involves a series of complex steps which begin on the edge of space, when still traveling at over 3,500 miles per hour.

Aired: 02/13/19

Rating: NR

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