Wednesday, December 2, 2015
SpaceX Aims For Solid Ground In Next Landing Test
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial rocket and spacecraft developer led by Elon Musk, is planning to attempt its next rocket landing test on solid ground, at Cape Canaveral, according to NASA. A NASA official said SpaceX will fly its Falcon 9 back to Cape Canaveral after its next launch, rather than attempt another ocean platform landing of its rocket in the Atlantic Ocean. SpaceX has made several, failed landing attempts of its booster on its ocean platform on prior missions. It's unclear when the next SpaceX launch will be, as the company has been working through issues related to a failed launch in June; the company reportedly is looking at a potential launch later this month.