SpaceX is continuing to prove that it is feasible for the human race to be a multi planetary species. With plans to create a sustainable mode of transportation from Earth to the moon and Mars, to create space tourism, and eventually lead colonization efforts, SpaceX is continually pushing the boundaries of space exploration.
Only a month ago, SpaceX made history with its revolutionary reusable Falcon 9 rocket, which was able to successfully launch and land intact back onto a drone ship in the middle of the Atlantic. SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk stated, “it means you can fly and refly an orbital class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket.” This will drastically increase the viability of the commercialization of space and likely incentivize other companies to compete in this generation’s space race.
SpaceX will mark another historical launch of a Falcon 9 rocket to the ISS on August 13th transporting nearly 6,000lbs of supplies as well as landing its reusable stage 1 rocket. But Musk doesn’t want to stop there; SpaceX’s most recent schedule reveals a crewed test flight into space as soon as June 2018 which will mark the first time a private company will have sent a human into space.
Easier access to spaceflight will no doubt lead to tremendous growth in private space technologies and innovations that can be applied back to terrestrial industries. The future has never looked so exciting!
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