"The reality is, the business of space is dominated by launch costs.so getting the costs down is important for everyone", Shireman said.
The first timeNASA experimented with re-using a spacecraft was long before the Space Shuttle, way back in 1966. But managers waited until SpaceX had three rocket reflights under its belt, before putting NASA's station equipment and experiments on a secondhand Falcon.
Friday's booster recovery was the 20th for the company.
John Muratore, director of Complex 40, told reporters last week that the company spent about $50 million to fix and upgrade the launch pad, including new automated features to quicken turnaround time between launches and changes to the flame trench to enable longer rocket static fires.
In previous eras, rockets and spacecraft would fly once before being discarded after their first missions. The site has been out of commission since last September, after one of SpaceX's rockets exploded on the pad during a fueling procedure.
SpaceX has made major strides in its rocket reusability program this year, re-flying four recovered Falcon 9 first stages.
"This was a fantastic way to end the year for SpaceX East Coast launches", Jensen told reporters. Long-term, this will also service CEO Elon Musk's goals of reaching and colonizing Mars, and potentially parts of space beyond, as well. The Dragon should arrive at the orbiting outpost a few hours after the fresh crew launches from Kazakhstan.
SpaceX has two multibillion-dollar cargo delivery contracts with NASA for at least 26 logistics missions through 2024.
With the Broncos out of the race, it basically comes down to the Chargers and Chiefs over the next three games to decide it all. The Chargers move into first place in the AFC West on Saturday night, as they are able to take care of the Chiefs on the road.
It was also just before Labor Day weekend, as Florida residents kept their eyes peeled on Hurricane Irma's forecast path. Gas prices have decreased 28.9 cents from last month's average and have decreased by 10 cents from last year's average.
The Ravens hadn't given up more than 80 rushing yards in six straight games, but the Browns had 91 on the drive. Later, Kizer forced a throw to the back of the end zone that could have been picked off by three Ravens.
An uncle and nephew are definitely not seeing eye to eye because one is a Patriots fan and the other is a Steelers fan. He was taken to the medical tent on the Steelers' sideline and then, soon after, to the locker room.
Women already on the main roster were forced to step up their game to keep up with these young stars and absolutely delivered. As it's been in the past with the men's Rumble match, this could also provide some great cameos from past superstars.
Again it came on an underthrown ball, as Rodgers rolled to his right and couldn't get enough air under the ball to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers said it has not exactly been the fairytale season he was hoping for. "It's not the fairy tale that we were hoping".
Congress leaders queue-up to greet Rahul Gandhi
Gurpreet Mahajan, a political studies professor at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, said Gandhi faces a tough task. "We consider the BJP our brothers and sisters, even though we do not agree with them".
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price slashed, now available at Rs 64900
Samsung has also included fast charging support via USB Type-C port and IP68 water and dust resistance just like the Galaxy S8 . Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) sports a 5.6-inch (1080×2220 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED display and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat).
The Bottom Line Clash Of Champions 2017 Preview
McMahon lost to Owens at Hell in a Cell, so he has made a decision to spend weeks torturing them through competition. WINNER: Charlotte, followed by a successful Carmella MITB cash-in to become the new SmackDown Women's Champion.
Ryanair pilots suspend planned strike action
Ryanair has said it is prepared to recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid strike disruption over the Christmas period. In Spain , there are no strikes planned for pilots but ground staff unions have not ruled out action on 30 December.
Kemp back to Dodgers in 5-player deal
The trade appears to be an attempt by the Dodgers to shed payroll, and Kemp's second go-round in L.A. could be short-lived. The trade is likely a way for both teams to break even out on bad contracts and bring the Dodgers under budget for 2018.
Lions host Bears in rare Saturday game
First, not only did Stafford launch a football 58 yards in the air, but it went directly to its intended target. The Lions have a slim chance to make the postseason, while the Bears are playing for nothing more than pride.
Jazz Expect Rudy Gobert To Miss One Month With Knee Injury
He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks following the second lower-body injury to the big man in the past month and a half. Per Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post , Gobert has a Grade 1 PCL strain in his left knee, as well as a bone bruise.
Carrie Fisher's dog recognized her in new 'Star Wars' film
Abrams' first chapter of the new trilogy netted a whopping $57 million when it opened for preview on Thursday December 17, 2015. Carrie Fisher's loss is something we are still processing, as people who knew her through her writing, her acting, and her wit.