Ready to buy a ticket from SpaceX to Mars?

By Han Shasha
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SpaceX cheered the world up on Monday by guiding a recycled rocket back at a designated area while still deposited the second stage rocket into orbit.


After three failed attempts, it marks a breakthrough not only for SpaceX but also for Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.

In January and April, the company tried twice but all their efforts thwarted for the failed system and engine malfunction. What’s worse, the rocket ended in an explosion during the company’s third attempt.

That’s why when the rocket landed, Elon Musk tweeted that “11 satellites deployed to target orbit and Falcon has landed back at Cape Canaveral. Headed to LZ-1. Welcome back, baby!”

Even NASA and Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, sent their congratulations.

Everyone is told that the success signifies an upcoming cheaper era for space travel. Traditionally, rockets are discarded after they detach from the space shuttle. Now, a private company makes them reusable.

And that’s not the first time that a rocket was guided to land safely on the earth. Blue Origin, another private company headed by Jeff Bezos made a safe rocket landing on November 24 this year after it travelled 62 miles above Earth.

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