Historic SpaceX Rockets Group Pic
The three Falcon 9 rockets that SpaceX has successfully landed back on Earth got together for a photo opp inside a hangar at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the company plans to keep the first Falcon 9 at their at their headquarters in Hawthorne, California since it marks a milestone for the company.
Musk has said that SpaceX plans to refly the rocket that landed in April.
Despite a clean landing, the most recently landed rocket experienced “max damage,” due to its high entry velocity and may never fly again.
The recent launch and retrieval by SpaceX of its Falcon 9 first-stage booster was a huge a milestone in the space industry. Until now, getting into orbit meant throwing away most of the rocket on the way up. The ability to reuse first-stage rocket boosters many times over will permanently change the economics of spaceflight.