SpaceX successfully launched earlier flown Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon truck
Today SpaceX company has launched from Cape Canaveral Falcon 9 rocket with space cargo ship Dragon, which will deliver the goods to the crew of the International Space Station. For this mission SpaceX used missile, consisting almost entirely of the components used for flight earlier. Cargo spaceship Dragon, who took part in the mission, too, have been in space.
It is noteworthy that the launch went without a test run and hosted from a platform on which in September last year, there was an explosion Falcon 9. The US space agency is making big bets on the use of the earlier rockets fly, so SpaceX launch today is of great importance - the company It has demonstrated that it really reusable rocket, and the technology on which they are made and repaired, is reliable and has a right to exist. The truck carries the International Space Station more than two tonnes of cargo, most of which make provisions and essentials. In addition, among the goods available and new equipment - sunlight measurement sensors reaching the Earth, as well as devices that monitor space debris surrounding the ISS.
SpaceX announced that the first stage of the rocket has successfully coped with the task and made a controlled landing on water platform in the Atlantic Ocean.