Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Falcon 9 Is On Track For January 17 Launch And Landing

… If the company is successful in landing on the platform, it’ll be for the first time. Although SpaceX has managed to land their rocket on solid ground, a swaying ocean platform presents extra difficulties, and the company’s previous attempts have ended in flames. However, being able to land the rocket in the middle of the ocean, far away from people and launch facilities, should give SpaceX a lot more flexibility in when it can launch and land its rockets.

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