SpaceX Recycles Rocket in World First
It’s the relaunch of a classic. Today SpaceX is launching a communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, but this time a successful mission will make history as the first time a reused rocket has been sent into orbit. This Falcon 9 delivered cargo to the International Space Station last year before landing upright on a floating drone ship at sea. Reusing rockets has been one of SpaceX’s main goals from the company’s inception: Tens of millions of dollars could be saved with each successful relaunch, making the final frontier more affordable and accessible.