SpaceX - Hawthorne, CA & Cape Canaveral, FL
December 21, 2015 @ 5:20pm PST = 8:20pm EST = 2:20pm HST
SpaceX makes HISTORY a few moments ago today!! SpaceX successfully "Lands" the "Main Stage-1 Falcon9 Rocket" back to Earth at Cape Canaveral, Florida, after liftoff and deployment of 11 ( = 5 pairs + 1 solo ) ORBCOMM-2 satellites!! The Falcon9 "Main Rocket" can now be prepped and *REUSED* for many future space launches, hence astronomically reducing the launch costs and deployment of satellites, cargo and humans into space! This is a serious disruptive technological breakthrough and paradigm shift in Space Exploration and Travel. Not even the NASA Space Shuttle with its launch & landing capabilities was this inexpensive and effortless.
This is the beginning of a New Era in
Space Exploration and Travel for the
WOW!! Super cool especially for this to happen right after the "Star Wars" movie release is AWESOME!
After success of the Falcon9 "Main Rocket" landing back in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the entire Family of SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA went *WILD* chanting "USA USA USA USA USA ... !!!!!" Then, the 11 ORBCOMM-2 satellite payloads were deployed out of the Nose (Fairing) by the Stage-2 into their respective orbits around the Earth for the ORBCOMM-2 customer.
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