How SpaceX Rocket Launch Could Boost Commercial Space Travel

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says that the ability to reuse rockets, like its Falcon 9, will dramatically reduce future launch costs.
1:28 | 12/22/15

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320. In the space race as a life what goes up must come down. Today for the first time the fourteen story rocket carried a payload into space hidden splash land didn't explode. Norton added burn up in the atmosphere no. It came to a clean landing on a platform in Florida beat that engineers have in the past described as being it's tricky. As balancing a rubber broom stick on your hand. In the middle of a wind storm. SpaceX founder Elon Musk called of the revolutionary moment for the crew. School step along the way toward. Be able to establish the city Ahmad. Look we have a live. Guy in the Apollo missions and all through the space shuttle program those expensive rockets were used only once. And discarded driving masses costs into the stratosphere. That's why must designed the reusable falcon nine rocket. He believes a reusable rocket could make space travel affordable. We know it's possible to get there the question is is a much more difficult one which is. Can we make it tripped him on as affordable for the average person in the United States and what's affordable. Well a bear in mind you are you would be moving to months so it's if it's. I think affordable has been no more than half million dollars so roughly say a middle class house of California. Good Morning America David Wright ABC news New York.

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