SpaceX launches and lands its third ‘pre-used’ rocket

SpaceX launches and lands its third ‘pre-used’ rocket

Private space company SpaceX just successfully launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket that had already flown once before.

The rocket was previously in February to take cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

The flight marks the third time Elon Musk’s company has successfully reused a rocket (the company first achieved this engineering milestone back in March) and the 18th time SpaceX’s have successfully landed a rocket.

The rocket’s landed on a SpaceX drone ship “Of Course I Still Love”.

The launch mission was to deploy new satellites for use by SES and EchoStar.

SpaceX long-term goa is to reach a stage where rockets can be turned around, ready for launch again, in 24 hours.

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