SpaceX Just Relaunched A Rocket Into Space For The First Time

SpaceX made history (again) by successfully relaunching and landing a recycled rocket, a key step toward making space flight a lot cheaper.

If at first you do succeed, try, try again. That’s what SpaceX did with its Falcon 9 rocket relaunch on Thursday night, marking an industry first for shooting a recycled rocket back into space.

The rocket took off at about 6:30 p.m. ET from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center.

Nasa / Getty Images

“It’s an amazing day for space as a whole, and for the space industry,” Musk said right after the rocket landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. “You can fly and refly an orbit class rocket, which is the most expensive component of spaceflight.”

View Entire List ›

Powered by WPeMatico

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *