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Elon Musk’s Space X makes history by launching a ‘flight-proven’ rocket

Elon Musk’s Space X makes history by launching a ‘flight-proven’ rocket
Space X rocket launches are mainly associated with misfires and failures but this new age space company is certainly learning from its mistakes at an astounding pace. Space X has launched it test rocket from the Florida’s Kennedy Space Center just a few days ago quietly without much fanfare or anticipation on global scale. The Flacon 9 rocket has been able to achieve what other rockets failed to do in the past for it. Space X is calling it a “flight-proven” rocket which brings a unique feature into the play for the upcoming space rocket development.
Falcon 9 can be reused?Traditional rockets are meant for just one thing and that is to take the payload into the orbit and the job is done. Each rocket takes millions of dollars to develop and millions of hours to ensure it is working in right conditions. However reusing any rocket at the moment isn’t possible as they are designed for one way trip to the space.Space X Falcon 9 is simply works in the opposite direction it can be reused. After the launch during the early morning hours Falcon flew into the orbit, placed the payload and landed vertically back gain for next trip. This is a major landmark in the history of space exploration or rocket development wherein a rocket has been developed by the mankind which can be used again and again burning blowing away.Earlier failed attempts

Success doesn’t come without some failures in the way. Space X aim of developing this kind of rockets met with a number of failures in the past wherein rocket booster tends to explode while landing back from the space.

However Space X has stated success quite a number of times with Falcon 9 when it was able to land the rocket on a landing pat at Cape Canaveral in December 2015. Just a few months later this feat was achieved again and that also at sea. Elon Musk the founder of Space X grew quite emotional at the latest successful launch and landing of the Falcon 9 and he went on to say this is an incredible milestone in the history of space.

The achievement of Falcon 9

The Falcon 9 rocket performed some incredible aerial acrobatics after the launch then turned around and flew back to Earth. It was guided by the highly sophisticated computer algorithms along with GPS navigation to ensure it find its path through the clouds and make its touch down with immense precision.

The goal of Space X in developing the Falcon X rocket is to lower the cost of the spaceflight and ensure that this technology is made accessible to wider range of space firms. And at last it will help in reaching the Mars in the long run.

Elon Musk has once said that the first stages of rocket which are usually discarded into the sea after giving it the initial power to escape the Earth gravity is just like throwing away an aircraft after every use. Falcon 9 is the answer for that.

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