SpaceX reuses rocket for the first time

Posted on 5 Apr 2017 by Michael Cruickshank

US spaceflight company SpaceX has today successfully reused a Falcon 9 rocket first stage as part of a satellite launch.

This is the first time that any private or government entity has ever successfully re-flown an orbital rocket booster, making it a significant historical milestone. The booster in question, making up the first stage of the Falcon 9, had first flown in a mission last year, before safely landing back on Earth. It was then…

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