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SpaceX successfully lands first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket for the first time

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Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2015 02:46 AM by AlexMuller
SpaceX has done it. Elon Musk’s rocket startup just successfully launched and then landed a Falcon 9 rocket some 10 minutes later. This comes after several attempts that ended in fiery explosions. The rocket was carrying 11 satellites destined for low-Earth orbit.
 
It’s important to note, this rocket isn’t a one-off affair, or a small test rocket like the Blue Origin New Shepard or SpaceX Grasshopper.
 
The Falcon 9 is a serious rocket, capable of reaching 124 miles up thanks to the 1.5 million pounds of thrust produced by its 9 engines. It’s designed to take serious payloads into serious orbit. The Blue Origin is capable of taking a few humans 62 miles into the sky, which is still great.
 
The primary mission which was satellite deployment was also a sucess.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-12-22
+1
Great! After several unsuccessful attempts finally Falcon 9 is making history again by achieving a reusable large rocket for the first time Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-12-22
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Fantastic news. Elon Musk must be very happy and proud and deserves congratulations -and of course his team Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-02-03
+0
Congratulations to SpaceX and its personal in a successful landing of the Falcon 9 first stage to the ground and then too successfully deploy its cargo into low-Earth orbit. Its a great day for SpaceX, Elon Musk and the United States.

Congratulations to all,

John (from New Jersey) Reply


 

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