For some time now SpaceX has been teasing the first-ever launch of a used rocket into space and last week that launch got one step closer.
That’s because SpaceX has successfully completed a test-fire of the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that they previously used for the CRS-8 ISS resupply mission, which they originally launch last April.
SpaceX has said that are on track for the attempted re-launch of this rocker, which representatives stating that the rocket could be used as soon as next month to launch the SES 10 communications satellite, however, no launch date has been announced yet.
If this is a success then we could see many more re-launches for the company, leading to their end goal of cutting the cost of space travel dramatically.
So far they have landed a total of seven Falcon 9 first stages, six of which could be re-launched for upcoming missions. The first stage that they landed is currently on display.
Here’s what SpaceX said about the successful re-firing on Twitter:
Prepping to fly again — recovered CRS-8 first stage completed a static fire test at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week. pic.twitter.com/QEtKVJ1Jhc
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 1, 2017
This is certainly exciting news and we are definitely looking forward to watching this stage attempt a re-launch. As always, we will keep you up to date with all the latest news, right there on TechNutty.