SpaceX lands first stage of Falcon 9 on droneship for first time

Posted on Friday, Apr 08 2016 @ 23:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Fifth time's the charm, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship in the Atlantic.

The Dragon spacecraft is in good orbit and is on track to dock with the ISS on Sunday to deliver the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), an experimental space station module that provides an inflatable habitat. BEAM will be tested for two years to investigate its long-term sustainability but will not be actively used by the ISS crew. It is hoped that this technology will pave the way towards the creation of more cost-efficient, larger-sized space habitats.



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