How To Land A 14-Story Rocket On A Tiny Barge In The Atlantic Ocean

January 9, 2015 2:46 PM

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How To Land A 14-Story Rocket On A Tiny Barge In The Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX plans to launch a rocket over the weekend, and then land it again safely on an ocean barge. Here’s what will happen if it works.

“If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred,” the SpaceX CEO wrote on his website. “A fully reusable vehicle has never been done before. That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed...

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