We have heard the company SpaceX quite often for the last 5 years and it seems that we will hear about them even more in the future. By launching a used rocket to the space and starting its legacy, SpaceX has accomplished another historic task.
This time, SpaceX relaunched and successfully landed a capsule named Dragon, which is supposed to send certain materials to the International Space Station (ISS) back on Earth. This may sound normal, though this particular Dragon capsule was previously used. Meaning that, for the first time in history, a used capsule has been sent to outer space.
Normally, capsules used to take serious damage while landing back on Earth through the atmosphere and become useless. The fact that this situation being extremely costly has been prevented this time and capsules are now re-useable, in addition to the rockets. Moreover, this time, the capsule contained experimental tools to test such as topics like the damage on bones due to space, in addition to usual supplies like food and fuel.
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Contributor: Egemen ERES