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.
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“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.”
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