Since 2020, SpaceX also used Falcon 9 for crewed missions to the ISS, on behalf of NASA and other customers. Falcon 9 is built as a reusable system, in line with SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s desire to drive down the cost of spaceflight.
Is Falcon 9 back to Earth?
A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida today at 2:35 p.m. EDT (1835 GMT), on a mission called Transporter 5. The Falcon 9‘s first stage came back to Earth for a vertical touchdown at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1 about 8.5 minutes after launch.