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SpaceX's Returned Booster Rocket Back in Hangar

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Posted at 11:41 PM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 18:44:45-05

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX's booster rocket, the Falcon, is back in its nest following a historic landing.

    

The California company led by Elon Musk shared a picture of the returned booster Sunday. The used Falcon 9 is shown on its side inside a hangar at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk says no damage was found.

    

The booster carried satellites aloft Dec. 21, then flew back to its specified landing zone, a first for an orbital mission. It landed upright on legs.

    

Musk plans to fire the booster again in a test to demonstrate rocket reusability. This particular booster won't fly again, given its significance. Another booster landing could occur as early as next month on a space station supply run for NASA.

    

SpaceX wants to reuse rockets to save time and money.

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