SpaceX Lands Reusable Rocket on Barge

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April 9, 2016 by JImbo

Second time was a charm!

SpaceX Just Successfully Landed a Rocket on a Barge- Popular Mechanics

Yes, they’re the second one to do it, but the original idea was theirs.

 

(The first try didn’t go so well)

This could further reduce launch costs and waste for space flights, making them even cheaper than they are already getting thanks to a free market model (as opposed to NASA’s top-down government approach)

We are seeing a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. That’s true not just in the Internet revolution from Google, or the iPhone and PC with Apple and Microsoft. You can even see it in SPACE with Jeff Bezos(Blue Origin Space/Amazon), Elon Musk(SpaceX/Tesla Motors) and Richard Branson(Virgin Galactic/Virgin Atlantic).

All it took was some competition and profit incentive and costs went DOWN…as usual.

(Fun fact: Elon Musk created SpaceX for rockets and Tesla Car Company for electric cars. Yes, THAT Tesla…as his role model. He started those companies and more with the money he made off creating PayPal.)

 

 

 

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