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Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 stage SpaceX successfully landed is 'ready to fire again'

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Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2016 10:19 PM by AlexMuller

SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket successfully made it back to Earth last month, touching down gently at Cape Canaveral after traveling out of our atmosphere, into space, and back. Now Musk says the rocket is ready for another mission.

 
"No damage found," he wrote, noting that the rocket was "ready to fire again." It's not yet clear when a mission that will use the veteran craft will take place, but if SpaceX can regularly re-use rockets on its jaunts into space, then it could potentially save itself a lot of money, Musk says that a Falcon 9 costs $60 million to build, but only $200,000 to fuel.

Tags: spaceSpaceXElon MuskFalcon 9commercial spacereusable rocketrockethardware

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-01-02
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Definitely a good year for SpaceX, Falcon 9 and Elon Musk and another record for history books. What will be important for the next year and make reusable rocket technology reproducible and safe Reply


 

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