SpaceX to hit new milestone

Space Coast, FL – Rockets and space exploration are no longer a one time use thing. SpaceX has set out for rocket re-usability and they are getting better at it with each and every launch… and landing.

Falcon 9 B1021 first relaunch and landing of a used orbital rocket stage | photo: Jon Van Horne

The first ever relaunch and landing of a Falcon 9 rocket booster was on March 30, 2017. B1021, pictured above, made history for the re-use of rocket boosters at SpaceX.

Tomorrow, SpaceX will set another big milestone. Falcon 9 B1049 will be the first to launch and “hopefully” land for it’s 6th time. This will also hit the 99th spaceflight of Falcon 9 rocket boosters.

Falcon 9 B1049.5 comes home from the 8th Starlink (L7) mission to Port Canaveral, FL | photo: Jon Van Horne

A new standard is being set by SpaceX and their almost perfect rocket re-usability. Will others follow suit? Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and Ariane Space are on the look out, to mention a few. What’s to come next in our wonder of Space Exploration and the Technology needed for it? Comment your thoughts below.

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Jon Van Horne
Jon Van Horne

He began his career in media as a multimedia designer and developer in Montreal, Quebec. He developed a passion for media during his job in Photography and Video at a Montreal media content company. Other passions in media, photography/videography and soon going back to school in engineering.