SpaceX To Launch the First Reusable Rocket

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 1:38PM
SpaceX
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 1:38PM
SpaceX To Launch the First Reusable Rocket
After a long journey, SpaceX has finally managed to re-land its Falcon 9 rocket onto a barge. But now it's time for the final step in creating truly re-usable rockets and revolutionizing spaceflight forever: re-launch.

Musk announced on his Twitter account yesterday that he predicted the first re-flight of the Falcon 9 rocket sometime this fall. Originally, the billionaire entrepreneur had planned the relaunch for May or June of this year, right after the Falcon 9 successfully landed on a barge. 



Though, all things considered, a 7-month turnaround time isn't bad, Musk hopes that they can hopefully cut it down to a matter of weeks.  And even before it makes it's second ascent, the reusable rocket already has customers clamoring to climb aboard. Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES has expressed interest in launching one of it's products on a re-flight, perhaps even without an initial test flight first. 






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