SpaceX Finally Lands the Spacecraft Safely After Three Failed Attempts

On Monday the world witnessed the successful landing of SpaceX rocket Falcon 9 at its pad. Launching it after 6 months after the explosion of its last rocket, and after three failed attempts, this marks major victory for Elon Musk and SpaceX.

The last attempt reportedly destroyed two tons of NASA cargo when the unmanned spacecraft crashed. Due to weather conditions and several other reasons the launch was delayed but SpaceX without a hesitation launched Falcon 9 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday evening.

The primary mission of Falcon 9 was put 11 small satellites to low orbit for Orbcomm’s new satellite network, the spacecraft achieved every inch of it, the landing marked the success of Elon Musk. This rocket system was built to be reused and this could mark history. According to the SpaceX spokesperson, “It was like launching a pencil over the Empire State building and having it land on a shoebox on the other side…during a windstorm.”

Typically rocket boosters are required once and they crash or burn after detaching from the aircraft. Elon Musk, who owns his own space company had been testing this for long and wanted to land the booster safely to the ground so that it can be reused by using thrusters. This landing marks that these thrusters can be used again and again, cutting the space flight cost.