SpaceX on Thursday night recorded its second milestone of reusing a single Falcon 9 rocket three times, launching a hodgepodge of spacecraft into orbit.

SpaceX second milestone reusing a single Falcon 9 rocket three times

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SpaceX on Thursday night recorded its second milestone of reusing a single Falcon 9 rocket three times, launching a hodgepodge of spacecraft into orbit. Among them was a communications satellite built by Maxar Technologies, as well as a SpaceIL's "Beresheet" lunar lander which, if successful,

would see Israel become the fourth country in history to land on the moon and the first privately-funded lunar mission. Reusing rockets is key to SpaceX (SPACE), which hopes to make humanity "a multiplanetary species."

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket survived a 'spicy' landing at sea after launching the first ever private moon mission

  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket endured "a rather spicy landing" on Thursday night returning from a successful mission.
  • During a tense livestreamed landing, SpaceX engineer Jessie Anderson said the rocket survived despite"challenging conditions" on the droneship — a robotic landing platform in the sea.
  • The SpaceX control room erupted with cheers and hollers as the 23-story rocket powered down on the landing craft in the Atlantic.

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