Rise of reusable rockets signals a new age of spaceflight

Successful landings by SpaceX, Blue Origin raise the prospect of cheaper, more efficient rockets

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a barge

ROCKETS RISING  On August 14, aerospace company SpaceX landed a section of its Falcon 9 rocket on a sea barge in the Atlantic. The event marked the fourth such sea success, along with two ground landings.


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