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SPACEX’S BLOCK 5 FALCON 9 ANOTHER SPACE LAUNCH GAME-CHANGER

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla, – At a media teleconference before the first flight of the Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk outlined some of the various upgrades to the Falcon 9 on the Block 5 version and revealed that, sometime next year, the company plans to launch, recover, refuel and re-launch a rocket within 24 hours. Six years ago, SpaceX published an animation illustrating a reusable launch system, featuring powered descent and recovery of the first stage, second stage, and finally the Dragon space capsule. SpaceX made its first successful landing of a Falcon 9 first stage in December 2015. Several months later, in April 2016, the company successfully landed on a drone ship out at sea. Read More…

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