This week SpaceX broke a new record in the emerging field of rocket renewability when its Falcon 9 rocket completed the SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission. The booster seen in the video above — dubbed B1046 — is the first Falcon 9 first-stage to be launched and landed on three separate occasions.
Elon Musk’s aerospace company usually shares footage from all of the rocket launches and recoveries, but this one is special. One of SpaceX’s primary goals is rocket reusability, which it says is key to lowering the price point on space travel and creating a viable path toward making humans a multi-planet species. Read More... SpaceX Releases New Falcon 9 Footage of Record-Breaking Rocket