SpaceX’s next mission: to land three rockets at once

After the successful launch and landing of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral on Monday, SpaceX has a new goal: to land three rockets at once.

The proposed triple landing is part of the Falcon Heavy project, a large rocket made from three rockets strapped together, allowing it to fly farther and faster than its lighter counterpart. This announcement comes following the successful landing of five Falcon 9 rockets since December, two on land and three on barges at sea.

“SpaceX expects to fly Falcon Heavy for the first time later this year,” the company said in a statement to the Orlando Sentinel. “We are also seeking regulatory approval to build two additional landing pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. We hope to recover all three Falcon Heavy rockets, though initially we may attempt drone ship landings.” READ MORE.

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