SpaceX Successful in Landing Rocket

December 22, 2015 9:12 AM

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SpaceX Successful in Landing Rocket

SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, marking the first time a large rocket has delivered spacecraft to orbit and returned to Earth intact.

Rockets are traditionally disposed of after they detach from the spacecraft, but SpaceX's landing and ability to recover it after an obital flight signals a big step toward making space travel cheaper. The second-stage boooster put 11 small satellites into low orbit for Orbcomm's new satellite netwo...

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