Monday, April 11, 2016

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform - BBC News

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform - BBC News: "The US aerospace company SpaceX has successfully landed a resusable rocket on an ocean platform, after four previous attempts failed.
Mission controllers cheered as the Falcon 9 rocket remained upright on the platform off Florida.
It was returning from delivering an inflatable habitat into space for Nasa.
The inflatable room will attach to the International Space Station (ISS) for a two-year test and become the first such habitat for humans in orbit.
It is due to reach the ISS around 09:00 GMT on Sunday along with other freight aboard the Dragon capsule.
Built by Nevada company Bigelow Aerospace, the habitat is intended to pave the way towards the use of such rooms for long space trips, including to Mars."

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