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Saluting Innovation @ SpaceX

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Saluting innovation at SpaceX for the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket. This marks a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid rocket reusability. Headed by CEO Elon Musk, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in California. You may have heard their name after they successfully returned a spacecraft from low-earth orbit and delivered cargo to and from the international space station multiple times.  

The reusability of rockets was previously reserved for science fiction, but now, thanks to SpaceX, it has become a dream come true for space aficionados and professionals alike. Rocket reusability will drastically decrease the price of space travel. The cost of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is $62 million alone, not including the costs associated with launch. Musk’s company is making space more affordable and accessible while saving money for the company and their clients.

Continuing to reach for the stars, Musk took to twitter stating that the company’s next goal is to achieve reflight within 24 hours less than a day after the rocket’s successful landing. We salute SpaceX for tapping into the endless potential of smart reusability while making space exploration a reality rather than a science fiction destination.

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Originally published on June 23rd, 2017

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Topics: InnoSalute, Innovation, Reusability, Space, SpaceX

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Gerardo Chapa

Gerardo Chapa

Gerardo is a Senior Developer in Kalypso's Digital Practice. He is based out of Monterrey, Mexico and usually be found hitting the boxing gym or shopping for the latest IoT gadgets.
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