Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Where to land SpaceX’s recovered Falcon 9 rocket stage for display | collectSPACE

December 28, 2015 — What do you do with a 15-story-tall space artifact?

That’s a question that SpaceX now faces given the historic landing of its Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on Dec. 21 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The commercial spaceflight company’s recovery of the first stage, after launching 11 communication satellites to orbit, demonstrated the first part of its future plans for reusability. SpaceX intends to refurbish and re-fly its stages, ultimately getting to when it can simply refuel and launch them again, significantly reducing the cost of access to space.

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