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IN Science & Technology ON 10 Apr, 2016
SpaceX finally landed rocket at sea, marking it to be their second successful launch. It's the first time the company has been able to establish an ocean landing, after the four previous efforts that turned out as failures. It was a crucial milestone for the company as it shows that it can land its rockets on both land and sea. After launching the first time in December in Florida, this being the second time was a very crucial point for the Company. Like Elon Musk says,"If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."
Apparently with the successful launch of it's Dragon capsule, SpaceX may have inaugurated a new trend in the space world but have opened new doors to possibilities for the future. Let's go through these intrinsic facts that will fascinate you for you never knew about them.
Yes, Elon Musk, the 40-year-old, was the co-founder of PayPal. Although, after cashing in his venture, he got into SpaceX and electric cars.
Remember that time when it became the first venture to launch a craft that would go around the earth, rather circling twice around the globe and parachuting into the ocean. A launch like that is difficult to tame. But, SpaceX, Kudos.
Scotty managed to get an out-of-this-world memorial. Yes, Celestis, a Texas-based company managed to arrange a memorial for Scotty in space.
Is there really life on Mars? SpaceX will find out that for us. Yes, they are in a plan to discover if there is any life on the Red planet. This might be ready by 2018.
SpaceX offers space on the cheap. According to a report released by NASA, the company cut costs bout not corners.
Making a place for budding dreamers means fostering young students to work in that field dedicatedly. SpaceX helped do that this week by putting up experiments completed by American students in the Dragon's payload.
SpaceX invited in more tech credit when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen jumped on board in 2011. He created a joint project with the company stating Stratolaunch Systems. It seems as if Paul and Musk are planning on bringing in an air powered rocket. Let's hope for SpaceX to keep belting out surprises for us. We cannot wait to hear more updates from space.
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