SpaceX Got It On the Nose Today

Great news! SpaceX has been trying for years to accomplish this feat, and today they did it. They recovered the very expensive nose fairing from today’s Falcon Heavy Launch of US Air Force Payload. They even caught one half of the fairing on the company’s purpose-built ship, named the “Ms. Tree”, proving it could be done.

The nosecones are around $6 million apiece, so it represents a substantial savings to recover and and refly them, so congratulations to SpaceX for yet again working to drive down spaceflight costs and make it more and more routine.

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