X-Wings and Drone Ships to Make SpaceX Rockets Reusable

November 24, 2014 12:58 PM

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk has revealed two innovations that should make launch vehicles truly reusable.

The first involves outfitting the Falcon 9 with four wings or "hypersonic grid fins" that will help improve Falcon's stability as it performs a soft landing after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere.

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