NASA considering using pre-flown SpaceX rockets for cargo flights


“SpaceX may not be far away from a big milestone — its first mission that involves both a reused rocket and a reused spacecraft. The California-based company launched a pre-flown Dragon capsule for the first time ever Saturday (June 3), using a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket to blast the robotic craft toward the International Space Station (ISS) on a cargo run for NASA. So the agency is obviously comfortable with used SpaceX spacecraft, at least on uncrewed flights. And it’s now entertaining the possibility of going with used Falcon 9 boosters on future resupply missions as well, NASA officials said.” (06/04/17)