Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Failure launches industry forward

SpaceX’s most recent rocket-launch failure has triggered excitement in the aerospace community.

Aerospace manufacturer SpaceX revolutionized the space industry by successfully launching and landing a rocket last December in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last Sunday, SpaceX nearly had another groundbreaking landing, but a strut on the base of the rocket failed to fully deploy, causing the rocket to tip over and explode moments after it touched down.

The attempts, however, have already peaked the interest of the aerospace industry — if SpaceX is able to perfect its re-landing technology, it could mean cheaper access to space.

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