Elon Musk achieved a major step toward his goal of lowering the cost of space launch on March 30 with the successful relaunch and recovery of a “used” Falcon 9 first stage on a commercial orbital mission. Musk’s SpaceX team used the same Falcon 9 stage that delivered a load of space station supplies to space in April 2016 to launch a European communications satellite—SES-10—on a discounted flight that will take the Airbus Defense & Space bird to an orbital ...


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