The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was used on NASA's first commercial flight and launched twice, is on display at the space center in Houston. The rocket, where traces of the launch can still be seen, will be released today (March 12).
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launched into space during NASA's first commercial flight, began to be shown outdoors at a public exhibition at the Houston Space Center in Texas. 4.2 meters above the platform to be used twice and SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, mAlArIndAn projected to remain traces can still be found.
William Harris , president and CEO of the Houston Space Center, said the exhibition would inspire people of all ages to learn and explore . Harris noted that the growing commercial space sector's contribution to the economy and the introduction of a large number of new companies into the industry want people to learn.
47.7 meter giant
The open air exhibition will begin as of today (March 12). The rocket was brought to the Houston Space Center on March 4 from the Cape Canaveral launch center in Florida . Some of the SpaceX engineers who placed the rocket on the platform in the exhibition were also responsible for the improvement of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket between the two launches. Paul Spana, responsible for the exhibition at the Houston Space Center, said that engineers were very excited to be part of this exhibition .
Spana said that these engineers saw the exhibition as "historical" and that SpaceX also called the rocket in the exhibition " monumental ". The 47.7-meter space rocket rests on two Y-shaped sleds.
Falcon 9 was launched for the first time on June 3, 2017, at the International Space Station ( ISS ). SpaceX had sent supplies to the ISS under its agreement with NASA. This launch also meant the first reuse of the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, and NASA's 100th flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida .
Landing on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Falcon 9 was launched again six months later and landed on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, just like the first time. SpaceX donated the first rocket to the Houston Space Center after making improvements to Falcon 9's design .