Today we're at NASA for the SpaceX launch! Follow along on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (p.s. Snap is alive) for a behind the scenes look leading up to the launch. We'll be streaming the big spectacle ~2 feet away from the 🚀 on Facebook Live around 9:30am PT. Now lets talk about the key breakthrough SpaceX is working on.
There is nothing routine about launching rockets into space. It’s even harder to bring them back safely. SpaceX has push the boundaries of what we thought was possible.
"Going to Mars" may be the ultimate goal, but the fundamental breakthrough SpaceX is working on is taking place right before our eyes. With each launch, SpaceX is slowly pushing the limit to what is possible. Remember, it was only 4 years ago when the company was uploading YouTube videos titled "Grasshopper vs. Cows". 🐄
“If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred. A fully reusable vehicle has never been done before. That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionize access to space.” – Elon Musk
In June, SpaceX completed two Falcon 9 landings in 48 hours. We're finally on a path to seeing full reusability in the rocket business, the key to going to Mars and everything else.
Practice! You can test your skills landing Elon's rocket as you wait for the actual launch to start. 😬💥