Truly reusable rockets could dramatically change the space industry. Until now, almost all rockets that achieve orbit are either destroyed or can’t be recovered. This means that we have to start from scratch with an entirely new rocket for each new launch, and that’s expensive. For over five years now, SpaceX has been working to create reusable rockets that could save millions of dollars and make missions cheaper. Elon Musk’s company has already landed its Falcon 9 rockets on land and at sea, and the next project is getting them back into space.
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