Elon Musk on SpaceX’s 100th Falcon 9 rocket landing: “Hard to believe”


The IXPE mission was recently launched on a Falcon 9 rocket. (Image credit: Twitter / @ SpaceX)

On its last mission, SpaceX Falcon 9 launched a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).

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It’s been six years since Elon Musk’s SpaceX landed its first rocket in a test drive. The Falcon 9 rocket has now been used in many missions and has made reusable rockets not just a reality, a common approach for space missions. The Falcon 9 has now successfully landed its booster 100 times on Earth after launching missions into space. On occasion, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has expressed his gratitude on Twitter for the technology’s success. In response to a Tweet from a Twitter user, Musk said it was hard to believe the technology was working. “It’s still a little hard to believe this works,” Musk said in a response to a tweet.

The Twitter user also tweeted that in just six years, the technology is more mainstream than people would have thought. “It’s really hard to fathom that 6 years ago today, SpaceX landed its rocket for the first time in history. Before that, reusable rockets were basically science fiction. Thanks to SpaceX and @elonmusk for turning science fiction into reality, ”said a user named Pranay Pathole.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 is a partially reusable two-stage orbiting medium launcher designed and manufactured by SpaceX. The rocket has been used in many missions and recently created a landmark by landing its booster 100 times after launch missions.

On its last mission, the Falcon 9 launched a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon spacecraft carries nearly 3,000 kilograms of experiments and other cargo, such as biomedical investigations and materials science. SpaceX successfully landed 31 Falcon 9 boosters in 2021.

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