A revolutionary moment for reusable space hardware after SpaceX successively launch and return a rocket to earth.
SpaceX’s first mission since a cargo ship blew up in an accident in June sent a Falcon rocket into orbit on Monday night with 11 satellites on board.
A few minutes later, the booster rocket landing back down intact and in an upright position, ready to be used again. The breakthrough represents a boost to Musk’s ambitions to drive down the cost of space travel.
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