SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Aces First Mission

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With plans for a fleet of 30-50 Falcon 9 Block 5 reusable boosters, SpaceX does not expect to ever need to launch the same vehicle twice in 24 hr. But that does not mean the rocket, which made a commercial debut flight on May 11, is not up to the task. “To give you a sense of how reusable we think...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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