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NASA Challenges Flying Reusable Rockets

The first private firm to successfully launch a reusable cargo space capsule, Space X, says its reusable booster rocket Falcon 9 will dramatically lower the cost of launching space vehicles. However, NASA and the French space agency CNES say it may not be a good idea.Speaking at a recent space conference in Paris, officials from NASA and CNES said their experience in reusing booster rockets shows technical and economic obstacles are too costly.NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Dan...

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