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Space-X successfully launched Falcon-9

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  • SpaceX's launches the new, final version of its Falcon 9 rocket in its ninth flight of this year.
  • Founder Elon Musk says the Block 5 version will be "the mainstay of SpaceX business" moving forward.
  • The new Falcon 9 will be capable of launching over 100 times, with SpaceX aiming for turnaround times of under 24 hours by next year, Musk says.

For nearly a decade, SpaceX evolved its Falcon 9 rocket every launch, trying to keep up with lead designer Elon Musk's relentless pursuit of innovation.

Until now.

An enhanced version of Falcon 9 called Block 5 launched for the first time on Friday. Musk plans for this new rocket to achieve a host of new milestones for SpaceX, including launching and landing the same rocket twice in 24 hours – as early as next year.

"We expect [Block 5] to be the mainstay of SpaceX business," Musk said on a conference call with reporters before the launch.

Block 5 is the version of Falcon 9 that SpaceX has been working toward since the rocket's debut in June 2010. Nearly twice as powerful as that inaugural Falcon 9 rocket, Musk called Block 5 "the last version" of the orbital class rocket.

This is a historical moment for Bangladesh as well because Falcon-9 has carried the first ever telecommunication satellite called "Bangabandhu-1" to the space. Not only that, Block 5 also successfully returned to its drone-ship after the job. 

Elon Mask is my Tony Stark... :P

Edited by rahmansunbeam

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