It looks like Elon Musk and his company, Space X, plan on revolutionizing space travel.
Starting today, the company is going to respect its promise of making the cost of space travelling cheaper.
What the company is trying to do is launch the Falcon 9 rocket for the second time after it was successfully launched last year, on August 8.
After launching it again, they are going to get back the lower half of it.
In August, this rocket delivered a satellite into space, returned on our planet and landed successfully on a drone ship.
What makes this second mission so special and weird is the fact that the parts of this rocket did not crash into the ocean like the majority do. Some parts usually sink in the ocean and are never recovered.
These rockets contain two pieces and the booster is the most important one. This component costs a lot, it can even cost millions of dollars.
The CEO of the company declared that reusing this booster would give their customers a discount of thirty per cent. A launch on the Falcon 9 rocket is pretty pricey, 62 million dollars.
Space X already has one of the most affordable rocket systems, but such a discount was never seen before. Companies could save even eighteen million dollars on a launch.
Experts from this field believe this is revolutionary. For a long time, there have been attempts to reuse rockets, but until now no company succeeded it. Space X has the potential to make history with this. Many believe that they are going to succeed.