More quickly than anyone expected, NASA embraces reuse for human flights

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More quickly than anyone expected, NASA embraces reuse for human flights

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From Ars Technica:
"... landing Dragon near Florida has another advantage for SpaceX. By splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico or nearshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a SpaceX recovery boat can transport the Crew Dragon vehicle back to the company's facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station within days. This has become all the more important after a recent announcement that NASA will allow SpaceX to begin reusing its Crew Dragon spacecraft early next year."

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07 ... or-humans/

Here's another key quote:
""With reuse, we can actually drive down costs, and we can increase access.""

Drive down cost? Hallelujah!

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