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SpaceX debuts new model of the Falcon 9 rocket designed for astronauts


SpaceX debuts new model of the Falcon 9 rocket designed for astronauts SpaceX debuted a more reusable, higher-thrust model of the Falcon 9 rocket Friday, hauling Bangladesh’s first communications satellite into orbit from Florida’s Space Coast. The successful launch propelled SpaceX closer to launching astronauts for NASA, which will fly on the same “Block 5” model of the Falcon 9 rocket that flew Friday. Musk said the enhanced launch vehicle will also be easier to reuse, moving toward the California-based space transport company’s ambitious mission of drastically cutting launch costs and building settlements on other worlds.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - May 13)

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