Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Explore Mars, Inc. Praises Elon Musk For his Incredible Achievement With Landing The Booster

Explore Mars Applauds Major SpaceX Achievement in Launcher Reusability

Beverly, Massachusetts: December 22, 2015 – Last evening SpaceX demonstrated a major advancement in its quest for launch vehicle reusability.  After a successful second stage separation, SpaceX commanded the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to make a controlled reentry into the Earth's atmosphere to attempt a landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Despite the long odds for success, as evidenced by two previous attempts that both failed in the final approach, the first stage successfully soft-landed at its planned landing site shortly after 8:30 p.m. EST.  The second stage then successfully deployed its payload of 11 ORBCOMM satellites.

"This tremendous achievement by the SpaceX team points the way for dramatically lower launch costs," commented Explore Mars Executive Director Chris Carberry.  Added Carberry, "Lower launch costs will make human exploration of space, including missions to Mars, much more affordable.  The importance of this achievement for the future of Mars exploration is hard to overstate."
Watch the entire event of the successful historic Launch Reusability with Wait But Why's Tim Urban and the crew at SpaceX

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