SpaceX Succeeds In Landing Its Falcon 9 Upright
SpaceX’s unmanned rocket Falcon 9 successfully landed upright at Florida's Cape Canaveral at about 7:40 p.m. central time after a 10-minute of flight. The falcon 9 landed upright after sending 11 satellites into the orbit.
The Post even published articles about the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket for two consecutive days. SpaceX’s rival company Blue Origin, a space start-up founded by Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos, was successful in making a similar return rocket landing test last month.
The private space company headed by Tesla owner since long has been trying to build a reusable rocket so that it can help to reduce the cost involved in making space travels.
Earlier in June 2015, a Falcon 9 rocket ended into failure after exploding just after its launch. Six months after the accident an updated rocket completed its mission and made historic landing without a hitch.
The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to the fateful flight, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS), said SpaceX.
The company further told that the second stage of the rocket separated the first stage, also called the booster and slowly made its way to the launch pad.
After the successful landing of Falcon 9, Musk, posting a photo in which the rocket appears to be in very good shape, said on Twitter and Instagram that Falcon 9 is back in the hangar at Cape Canaveral, and no damage has been found and is all ready to be fired again.