SpaceX has long said it would like to make its entire Falcon 9 rocket reusable.
Tonight at 6:27pm ET the company may take a key step toward that goal by reusing a first stage of the rocket that launched nearly a year ago.
But SpaceX may also go for another “first” tonight—by recovering the payload fairing of its rocket.
In a Facebook post today Steve Jurveston, a venture capitalist and SpaceX investor, wrote from Florida, “At the historic Apollo 11 Pad 39A for the first reuse of a SpaceX booster (and first attempt at a fairing recovery).” SpaceX spokesman John Taylor would not immediately confirm the possibility of a payload fairing recovery.
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