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SpaceX says cargo launch ready, hopes to “nail the landing” this time

Koenigsmann estimated that only about one-third to one-half of SpaceX flights with the Falcon 9 rocket will have enough fuel margin to return to land.The company is also closely watching Friday's launch because it marks only the third flight of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket.

To power its rocket of the future, NASA turns to 1950s technology

For at least the first, uncrewed flight in 2018, NASA will use an interim upper stage.But Congress has been pressing the agency to settle on a new, permanent upper stage, dubbed the "Exploration Upper Stage," in time for the second launch of the SLS rocket in 2022 or 2023.

Like a boss: Falcon soars into space and lands in the ocean

So too must Musk prove that his Falcon 9 rocket can be re-flown with modest modifications.Perhaps the Falcon 9 that landed at sea will be flown again.