Revolution: Elon Musk’s SpaceX pulls off first reused rocket mission

“Incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for achieving this milestone in space! Next goal is reflight within 24 hours,” Musk tweeted

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Innovation maverick Elon Musk’s SpaceX made history by sending a reused rocket to space and back again. This is a key milestone in the history of space explorations, reducing launch costs of satellites in a drastic manner.

It’s a dream comes true for Elon Musk who founded SpaceX with a mission of colonizing Mars.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has delivered SES-10, a commercial communications satellite for SES, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SES is a world-leading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions across the globe.

The SES-10 mission has marked a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Falcon 9’s first stage for the SES-10 mission previously supported the successful CRS-8 mission in April 2016.

SpaceX did the launch of SES-10 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“This is going to be, ultimately, a huge revolution in spaceflight,” Musk, the 45-year-old entrepreneur, said from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

“Incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for achieving this milestone in space! Next goal is reflight within 24 hours,” Musk tweeted after the launch.

“Congrats @SpaceX on another historic launch!” NASA tweeted

 

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