Before this, rockets could only be used once, that has changed

SpaceX  Flickr Business Insider            The main parts of SpaceX's partly reusable Falcon 9 rocket system

SpaceX was going to try something it has never done before earlier this week.

San Francisco: Elon Musk is planning a first test run late this summer with what his SpaceX bills as the most powerful rocket in the world, a step toward sending two paying tourists around the moon late next year.

Space-X had some spectaculars failures, but a 50-meter section of this booster rocket went into space previous year, and then successfully landed on a platform at sea so it could fly again.

The SES-10 satellite was sent to a geostationary transfer orbit, flying as high as 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above Earth.

And reused rockets will be a part of the maiden launch of SpaceX's long-awaited Falcon Heavy, a supersized rocket that's essentially three Falcon 9 rockets strapped together.

Manny engineers are criticising Elon Musk and his totally insane ideas, but SpaceX CEO never looks back! The dream here is to bring the costs associated with spaceflight down and this will go a long way to ensure that the dream is converted into reality. The Falcon 9, which took roughly four months to rebuild and refurbish, was a huge win for Musk, one that was 15 years in the making.

Elon Musk's SpaceX on Thursday salvaged half of the $6 million nosecone of its rocket, in what the space entrepreneur deemed an important feat in the drive to recover more of its launch hardware and cut the cost of space flights.

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71 engines, mostly used to power the second and third stages of the Proton rocket, require complete overhauls to remove defects.

NASA also has shared the quest for rocket reusability.

One of the biggest costs associated with space flight is the cost of the rocket.

Reusing pieces of spacecraft is the cornerstone of SpaceX's business plan.

(Courtesy Photo/Brady Kenniston Photography) A Falcon 9 rocket, originally launched by SpaceX on April 8, 2016, is launched once more with a new payload from Launchpad 39 at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on March 30, 2017. Its first priority is launching a lengthy manifest of commercial missions on its Falcon 9 rocket.

Key to all of this, according to Musk, is the rapid, repeating turnaround of rockets — and employees.

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