The private space carrier SpaceX has made another successful launch and has brought a group of satellites into orbit.
All ten satellites have been brought to near-Earth orbit for Iridium Communications, according to SpaceX, the latest addition to a company hoping to be at the forefront of a burgeoning private space industry.
In another show of technical wizardry, the company attempted to land a component of the rocket in a naval ship that has compared SpaceX CEO Elon Musk with a "giant steel & webbing catcher's glove construction on a high-speed ocean ship ". But Mr. Musk said that a GPS-controlled component was twisted, which plunged the piece "at high speed" into the ocean.
Earlier this year, SpaceX launched the world's most powerful rocket in front of an insane crowd in Florida. 1
While Mr. Musk seeks to occupy a dominant place in the emerging private sector Donald Trump has vowed to revive America's moribund space program.
SpaceX's Journey through the Solar System
The president of last year signed a policy aimed at working with people to bring people back to the moon and establish a foundation for reaching Mars, a goal of Mr. Trump has spoken repeatedly.
Trump: "My New National Strategy for Space recognizes that space is a field of war just like the land, air and sea & # 39;
Earlier in the year, the president gathered for a gathering of Marines on the creation of a military "space force" bracelet.
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