The SpaceX Reusable Rocket Story …

The Long Road to Landing Rockets

https://youtu.be/bvim4rsNHkQ

The Landing … (on DroneShip) Apr 8, 2016

The Landing…(on Land) Dec 21,2015

The reflight/reuse of an orbital rocket (Mar 30, 2017)

The Story…

Imagination/Vision:

The Plan:

http://www.space.com/28167-spacex-risky-reusable-rocket-landing-infographic.html

Tests:

Aug 13, 2013

Aug 13, 2013: Testing Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) 250m flight

Field Trails:

July 14, 2014

July 14:2014: Landing at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean
http://www.space.com/28167-spacex-risky-reusable-rocket-landing-infographic.html
autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS), is a ship type: an ocean-going, barge-derived, floating landing platform — ‘Just Read the Instructions’

Jan 10, 2015

Jan10,2015: Landing on a droneship

April 15, 2015

April15:2105: CRS-6 Landing
Another view:Landing as Seen from the Barge
CRS-7 Landing platform — ‘Of Course I Still Love You’

June 28, 2015

June 28,2015 Falcon 9 explodes during CRS-7 Launch, had plans to land

Dec 12, 2015 — Success (on Land)(Landed the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral)

‘Welcome back baby’ — Elon Musk

Jan 1, 2016 — Lands on DroneShip but falls

Apr 8th 2016 — Lands on DroneShip — Success


Others in the game…

2010: The Armadillo folks

April 2015: United Launch Alliance (ULA)’s Vulcan rocket plans also have a reusable rocket concept…

http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/29/understanding-the-aftermath-of-spacexs-failed-falcon-launch/

Nov 24 2015 : The claim by Jeff Bezos “ rarest of beasts — a used rocket”

The debate & points to note ..
The follow on..

The Wikipedia Truth

Comparison

June 21, 2004

SpaceShipOne — The 1st suborbital Commerical rocket

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