Spectacular SpaceX Launch with Reusable Booster Nailing Landing
SpaceX is proving rocket launches never get old, because its latest mission had the precision of … well, the Rockettes.
The spacecraft shook the ground Sunday at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission hurled a bunch of small satellites from both the government and private sectors. There was also SpaceX’s Starlink broadband satellite.
The launch was originally set for last month, but was postponed for various reasons. It was scheduled to blast off Saturday, but Mother Nature had other ideas.
What’s really amazing … this is the 5th time the booster was used to rocket SpaceX payload into orbit. It made a perfect, bullseye landing. Really incredible.
Elon Musk once said … when Delta flies from L.A. to New York, it doesn’t throw the plane away when it lands, and SpaceX is mimicking that by making reusable rockets. Again, pretty amazing that NASA couldn’t figure it out for all those decades but Elon did.