Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

SpaceX fire up returned Falcon 9 first stage at SLC-40 | NASASpaceFlight.com

SpaceX achieved another milestone on Friday when it conducted a Static Fire test on the Falcon 9 first stage that recently launched and returned during its role with the OG-2 satellite mission. While the successful return of the first stage was a huge technical achievement, the goal of reusing returned stages was put to the test during the Friday ignition of its nine Merlin 1D engines.

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