Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

SpaceX finally achieves its first successful landing

Technological achievements are, it seems, a bit like buses. You wait forever, and then two come along at once. In November, an American company called Blue Origin sent a rocket to the edge of space before landing it back on the pad from which it had lifted off. That was an impressive trick. But it has just been trumped by another such firm, SpaceX, which has done the same thing with part of a rocket destined for orbit—a much harder task.

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