A beaming Elon Musk has confirmed the re-launch of his company SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket after its successful landing some time ago.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket made its way back to earth last month. It landed at Cape Canaveral. The rocket had traveled all the way to outer space and back.
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Now, Elon Musk, the CEO of the company, has said that the reusable rocket will be making another foray into the depths of space. Just before the beginning of the New Year, a pic was posted on Instagram. The Falcon 9 Rocket was shown in the photograph in its hangar.
The caption read “no damage found…ready to fire again” yet it is not clear when the mission will begin its second trip into the empyrean heights. This reusing of rockets for outer space journeys could save SpaceX a ton of cash.
While a Falcon 9 Rocket costs $16 million, its refueling requires a mere $200,000, according to The Verge. The re-launch of this rocket is one of the defining moments of 2016.
The fact that SpaceX’s Elon Musk posted a pic of the rocket online shows that he is mighty proud of his company’s creations. They are indeed the best and may even rival that giant of giants in space travel, NASA.
It was almost a miracle that the Falcon 9 Rocket had made it into space and back again. Before this there were one or two other missions that had failed badly at this task.
The explosion of rockets upon landing was a common enough occurrence. In fact, it was one that was costing SpaceX more than it could afford on a long-term basis. The success of the mission is a hopeful prognosis of future jaunts into outer space.
However, there was also words that came out of Elon Musk’s mouth that contradicted this position. He seemed not to be sure as far as sending this rocket into space was concerned.
At least a hint was passed by Musk that the rocket was to be put into a warehouse for storage. Some other spacecraft would get used in future missions. This is a strange contradiction.
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But then as head of SpaceX, Musk has his right to his mood swings. He has his yes, he has his no…and he has his maybe! The future of the rocket may even be to lie inert in a museum. All we can do is to wait and see.