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SpaceX successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket after launching into orbit

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  1. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/21/10640306/spacex-elon-musk-rocket-landing-success

    This is monumental, as it basically drastically cuts the cost of space flight.

    Elon Musk has stated that it costs $16 million to manufacture a rocket, but $200K to refuel. The fact that they can be re-used to a point is incredible.
     
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    Very impressive!

    It is admirable the type of industries he disrupts and innovates within, audacity is the highest form of confidence after all.

     
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    the rentry was so cool with the blurs in the sky. This is going to big cash cow in future.

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    What does this mean in practical terms? Private space exploration is on?
     
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    It means its cheaper as they can re-use rockets.