Monday, April 03, 2017

As God & John W. Campbell Intended: SpaceX Launches and then Lands a Used SpaceX Rocket

          By Henry Stewart

As if to celebrate the March 30th, 2017 launch and safe landing of its reused Falcon-9 rocket, Hawthorne, California based SpaceX has just announced hundreds of job openings within the company.

As outlined in the April 3rd, 2017 Futurism post, "Elon Musk’s SpaceX Just Announced Hundreds of Open Positions," Elon Musk's space travel company SpaceX, "is hiring nearly 500 new employees across a variety of departments and locations. The boost is likely thanks, at least in part, to the successful launch of a reusable Falcon 9 rocket last week."

The rocket first launched in April 8th 2016 with the Dragon CRS-8 spacecraft full of supplies for the International Space Station before landing on the ocean barge 'Of Course I Still Love You.'

As outlined in the March 30th, 2017 post, "Used SpaceX Rocket Launches Satellite, Then Lands in Historic 1st Reflight," a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket "soared off a seaside launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center here today (March 30) on an unprecedented second mission to deliver a spacecraft into orbit, proving the booster's reusability."

As outlined in the April 3rd, 2017 Inverse post, "SpaceX Will Launch its First Spy Mission for America on April 16," the company's next mission will be to launch a “classified spacecraft payload” for the US National Reconnaissance Office on April 16th.

Henry Stewart is the pseudonym of a Toronto based aerospace writer.

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