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Space X Rocket Launch Could Make History BooksIf Space X lands the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an oceangoing drone ship after sending a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station, the feat will mark one giant leap toward an era of rocket reusability in which space launches could be much more like airplane take-offs. (www.nbcnews.com) More...
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American ingenuity and willingness to take a risk! What a country!
The founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, describes himself as "South Africa-born, Canadian American." Where would America be with immigrants?
The barge landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket failed this morning, with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeting that the "rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time." The rocket blasted off this morning at 04:47AM ET and safely jettisoned its Dragon module, laden with supplies for the International Space Station.