Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Elon Musk’s SpaceX already knows what it’s going to do with the history-making rocket — but it’s not what you think

On Monday, Elon Musk’s SpaceX had the biggest rocket launch and landing in history. After shooting one of its Falcon 9 rockets into space, SpaceX then turned part of the rocket, called the first stage, around for an epic landing at its Landing Zone 1.

The big idea behind it is to spawn a fleet of reusable rockets that can launch, land, refuel, and relaunch within a few hours. So you might think SpaceX’s next step would be to relaunch this 14-story rocket to prove its reuse capabilities, but that won’t be happening.

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