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Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 is ready for a static fire test

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Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2016 07:50 PM by AlexMuller

To confirm that everything still works, SpaceX plans to perform a static test which would involve firing up the rocket again without actually launching it. It is unknowsn if this particular rocket will fly again, as SpaceX may want to preserve the history-making booster for posterity. But knowing that it could fly again is important.

 

The whole point of landing the rocket is to recover it and reuse it, instead of just dumping it into the ocean after one use. And once we can reuse rocket boosters, it will hopefully make getting off this planet cheaper and easier than ever.

 
SpaceNews reports that the company plans to refly a used rocket booster some time in 2016.

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