Elon Musk and SpaceX have Made History by Re-Launching Falcon 9
SpaceX has just made history when it managed to re-launch Falcon 9. This is the first company that started safely landing its rockets after traveling through space and one of those rockets has been finally launched once again into the orbit. The rocket in cause is known as Flacon 9 and it was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Falcon 9 Mission
This is the second time that Falcon 9 goes into the orbit and it was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rocket’s mission was to send a large number of communications satellites into the orbit and then to safely land on a specially designed SpaceX landing drone that was placed in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket has managed to achieve its goal and return safely to Earth.
As everyone already knows, Elon Musk is the man behind SpaceX and he decided to commemorate this moment on SpaceX’s live stream by stating “It means you can fly and refly an orbital class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket. This is going to be, ultimately, a huge revolution in space”. The CEO is certainly right since space traveling is going to be revolutionized from now on.
The success of this mission was essential for SpaceX’s survival. The company has been trying to make reusable rockets since 2011 and it has finally managed to achieve its goal. Traditionally every part of an orbital rocket used to be expandable but now, SpaceX has changed that.
Unlike SpaceX, other space travel companies usually just throw their rockets away after they finish their missions. However, Falcon 9 wasn’t entirely saved from the first flight. SpaceX engineers had to equip the rocket with new main engines and additional fuel so that its success can be ensured.
Trial and Error
We should mention that SpaceX didn’t manage to achieve this goal right from the first time. As previously mentioned, the company has been trying to create reusable rockets since 2011 and the company had about 13 failed attempts when they tried to re-launch used rockets. Fortunately, Falcon 9’s launch and mission went according to plan and SpaceX made history.