SpaceX Rocket Landing on Earth Makes it ‘possible’ to build a City on Mars [WATCH]

SpaceX Rocket Landing on Earth Makes it ‘possible’ to build a City on Mars [WATCH]

The SpaceX Rocket has made big news by becoming the first rocket to return to Cape Canaveral – and land – in one piece. This is a revolution in the world of space travel:

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SpaceX has made history after successfully launching its Falcon 9 rocket into space and returning it to Earth in one piece.

The upgraded 23-story-tall rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:29pm EST yesterday, and touched down nearby a few minutes later.

It was the first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically at Cape Canaveral, and represented a tremendous success for SpaceX.

Musk claims the landing paves the way for humans living on Mars. ‘I think it really quite dramatically improves my confidence that a city on Mars is possible,’ he said. ‘That’s what all this is about.’

The first stage of the rocket was used to propel the payload to 62 miles (100km) into space, before the second stage took over.

The tall, white portion of the rocket then glided back to Earth, its engines burning bright orange against a black night sky, landing about six miles from the launch pad.

‘The Falcon has landed,’ a commentator said above the screams and cheers of people gathered at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

Video images were soon cut off and the SpaceX live webcast returned to its commentators, who described the successful deployment of the rocket’s payload of 11 satellites,

‘The Falcon first stage landing is confirmed,’ SpaceX wrote on Twitter. ‘All 11 ORBCOMM satellites have been deployed in nominal orbits.’

‘Welcome back, baby!’ Musk tweeted after touchdown. ‘It’s a revolutionary moment,’ Musk later told reporters. ‘No one has ever brought a booster, an orbital-class booster, back intact.’

Nothing short of absolutely amazing.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

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