Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

SpaceX launches first recycled supply capsule


Posted on Sunday, 4 June, 2017 | Comment icon 2 comments

The launch was broadcast via a live-stream. Image Credit: YouTube / SpaceX
The refurbished Dragon capsule was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday.
Perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the spacecraft soared in to the heavens after being delayed for two days due to thunderstorms in the area.

The successful launch marks another major milestone for SpaceX as this is the first time that a previously used dragon capsule has been sent up to the International Space Station.

The Falcon 9 booster stage, which lifted the capsule in to space, also landed without a hitch.

"It's starting to feel kinda normal to reuse rockets," Elon Musk wrote on Twitter.

"Good. That's how it is for cars and airplanes and how it should be for rockets."


Source: Washington Post | Comments (2)

Tags: SpaceX, Dragon

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by EBE Hybrid on 4 June, 2017, 22:54
The video is fantastic, seeing the stage1 rocket reaching 4500Kph on re-entry....cool (although very firey!) the final 200m before landing.....totaly breathtaking!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Merc14 on 5 June, 2017, 17:11
Mission was successful with the docking of the reused Dragon capsule at the ISS. First private spacecraftto make a repeat delivery flight to the ISS. http://www.space.com/37086-recycled-spacex-dragon-makes-first-repeat-delivery.html?utm_content=buffereee14&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6080052
260379
172479

 
 Spirituality vs Skepticism
  Why do people believe the bible?
  Forgiveness
  God's Will or Bad Karma?
 Space News - Astronomy and Astrophysics
  Multi-planet System Found
  Hubble Finds Substellar Objects
  No Planets Needed
Aztec epidemic mystery may have been solved
1-16-2018
500 years ago, a deadly epidemic known as 'cocoliztli' killed nearly 80 per cent of the Aztec population.
Could giant lasers shoot down space debris ?
1-15-2018
A new study by researchers in China has put forward a novel new way of tackling the problem of space junk.
'Ingredients for life' found in meteorites
1-15-2018
Scientists have found new evidence to suggest that life could have arisen elsewhere in the solar system.
Titanic to be turned in to a tourist attraction
1-14-2018
Entrepreneur Stockton Rush is aiming to offer tourists the opportunity to visit the wreckage in person.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Typing vs handwriting
Posted 1-16-2018 | 2 comments
Is typing on a computer better or worse for your memory then writing on paper ?
 
Can coding help avoid job automation ?
Posted 1-12-2018 | 0 comments
Taking up coding and technical skills to avoid automation may be counter-productive.
 
Dinosaur death match
Posted 1-8-2018 | 0 comments
A look at how various dinosaurs might have fared against the predators of their day.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ