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Original video in 2011 of full reuse:


Falcon 9 first stage successful landing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANv5UfZsvZQ?t=120
(at 2:00 is the landing sequence)

Dragon Propulsive hover:


Things left to do:
Launch Dragon with crew to station. Reuse second stage (may have to wait until Raptor, or even BFR). Propulsive landing of Dragon.

Observations:
They're using the new F9 full thrust which is about twice as high performance (or more) as the early F9 v1.0 variant shown in the video. The legs are wider apart in the real thing. For Dragon, the angle of the Superdracos is more straight down in the real thing, which ought to have much lower cosine losses.
Chris  Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

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