Launching a reusable spacecraft


Private space transport company SpaceX announced a notable success recently: it soft-landed a Falcon 9 rocket in the Atlantic Ocean after it successfuly re-entered earth’s atmosphere.

 

It’s a significant development in that spacecrafts tend to be only good for one-time use. SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell is someone who’s looking closely at space travel in the future. She says the next step in the evolution of space travel is rapid and complete reusability:

 

Source: www.marketplace.org

Congratulations to SpaceX for succeeding a soft-landing of its Falcon 9 rocket in the Atlantic Ocean.  Reusable launchers could reduce the cost of not only space travel but also of placing satellites, including amateur radio, commercial, and military “birds”, into orbit.  Keep an eye on this company.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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