Now this is recycling: Watch SpaceX land a rocket on a rocking barge

Space rockets were the ultimate disposable, millions of dollars worth of expensive hardware just tossed away like a piece of Kleenex after doing their job. And as every TreeHugger knows, we pay the price for that convenience, both in the cost of the disposable and the embodied energy of the materials in it. That’s why building a reusable rocket is such a big step forward; It could cut a couple of zeroes off the cost…

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Now this is recycling: Watch SpaceX land a rocket on a rocking barge

Space rockets were the ultimate disposable, millions of dollars worth of expensive hardware just tossed away like a piece of Kleenex after doing their job. And as every TreeHugger knows, we pay the price for that convenience, both in the cost of the disposable and the embodied energy of the materials in it. That’s why building a reusable rocket is such a big step forward; It could cut a couple of zeroes off the cost…

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