SpaceX is well known for its impressive space projects, and they always manage to amaze us. Currently they are focusing on Falcon 9, another one of their ambitious projects. This time, they are preparing its third launch as a stage booster, which is something that hasn’t been done before.
A couple of months ago Falcon 9 was used to help a satellite reach the geostationary orbit. According to Ars Technica, on its next launch, Falcon 9 will be used on a SS0-A launch and dozens of satellites will be carried for Spaceflight. The entire thing will take place on November 19.
Right now this mission isn’t officially confirmed by SpaceX, although they have been very vocal about the achievements of Falcon 9. Nonetheless, it is very likely that in November there will be another success for SpaceX.
Falcon 9 is definitely breaking limits. This is the first time a stage booster is used more than two times when it comes to mission, so SpaceX is preparing for a premiere. Falcon 9 is supposed to be the first step in a long process that will make spaceflight accessible. “We’re turning this into routine access to space,” explained SpaceX’s Lars Hoffman. The company has many big plans, including trips to Mars and reusable rockets that can be used for orbital trips.
“We’ve launched Falcon 9 over 60 times. We’ve landed our first stage booster 30 times now. And relaunched 16 times. We’re about to relaunch a booster for the third time. High-reliability, higher-performance, lower-cost access to space; that opens it up to everybody,” declared Hoffman on Wednesday at the Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium. At this rate, we should not be surprised if space travel will become a common thing at one point in the future.
Laura grew up in a small town in northern Quebec. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Laura is an advocate for people with disabilities.