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Private space company SpaceX recently soft-landed a Falcon 9 rocket in the Atlantic Ocean, most notable because it successfully re-entered earth’s atmosphere. This reusable and sustainable approach to space exploration is something embraced by SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell. She was recently interviewed on Marketplace and noted that this process is inevitable: “What would air travel look like if airplanes were thrown out after each flight? No one would be flying… Read More

The reusable rocket designed by game changing┬áspace industry leader SpaceX┬ámade its first test flight. While the rocket did not reach high altitudes, it was a noteworthy step in the next generation of reusable launch systems. The grasshopper uses the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is attached to a support structure atop four legs. Check out the link for footage and stayed tuned for a 100 foot test flight in… Read More