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They launched the first recycled rocket into space

They launched the first recycled rocket into space

SpaceX marked a milestone in the space industry by launching a Falcon 9 rocket that has already flown before, a key step in billionaire businessman Elon Musk's quest to lower the cost of space flight. The rocket took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to launch a communications satellite for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES SA into orbit. SpaceX, previously known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp, made history in December 2015 when it managed to land an orbital rocket for the first time, a feat it has done seven times since. With the reuse of rockets, SpaceX seeks to reduce its costs by about 30%, the company has said. The company has indicated that the value to operate a Falcon 9 is 62 million dollars, but has not yet announced the price to fly a reconditioned rocket. SpaceX is also working on a passenger space vehicle and two unidentified tourists have already signed up for a future trip around the Moon. The company's long-term goal, according to Musk, is to transport people to and from the planet Mars.Ecoportal.netEnvironmental Newshttp: //noticiasambientales.com.ar/


Video: SpaceX creates history; launches u0026 lands recycled rocket (May 2021).