Three SpaceX reusable rockets put on display

Most recent Falcon 9 booster joins other successful landings in beautiful display of SpaceX’s reusable rockets.

16th May 2016
Three SpaceX reusable rockets put on display  © SpaceX

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is on a bit of a roll recently. Gone are the days of their reusable rockets exploding on impact (though there probably will be more), and they have now successfully landed three rockets, two on the ground and one on a drone ship at sea.

And what does one do with them when you aren’t launching them up into the stratosphere? Store them in this enormous hanger in Florida, of course. Found at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, hanger 39A has space for five rockets so there is plenty of space for a couple more successful launches. That said, the last Falcon 9 rocket took a bit of a beating so will need to be tested and eventually moved back to SpaceX’s test facilities in Texas before any are sent back up.

SpaceX plans to significantly reduce the cost of sending rockets into space, hoping that they could be used up to 100 times in their lifetime. We might have to get used to seeing more incredible pictures of their reusable rockets in storage.

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