This is simply incredible. SpaceX has successfully used a rocket to launch a spacecraft, and returned that same rocket back to Earth unharmed.
This will significantly decrease the cost of space travel. Why? It takes a lot of fuel and rocket power to give spacecraft enough speed to leave the Earth's atmosphere. Usually, this fuel is burnt up and the rocket is detached from the spacecraft and burns up in the atmosphere.
Less resources on fuel means more resources on the actual spacecraft. Most importantly, less debate in a cost cutting political environment!
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