SpaceX Will Try Landing Rocket Booster On Ocean Platform
Tuesday SpaceX will send supplies to the ISS. And in the process, it will attempt to safely land the rocket launcher for reuse.By Jasmine Bailey | January 5, 2015
Tuesday morning, SpaceX plans to launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station for the fifth time. But this particular mission isn't just about what's going up, it's also about what will come down.
"Reusability — really, I think — is the critical breakthrough needed in rocketry to take things to the next level." said Elon Musk.
For nearly a decade, Musk has been talking about making spacecraft truly reusable — right down to the rocket boosters, and he hopes his company's Falcon 9 booster will be the first to live up to the challenge.