Space & Astronomy
SpaceX launches first recycled supply capsule
June 4, 2017 | 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
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