Currently, SpaceX’s rockets cost roughly $61 million. The company ambitiously plans to reduce this large cost to $5-7 million in the future. SpaceX recently completed a successful rocket launch and landing since the September 2016 Falcon 9 incident, where a rocket was destroyed on its launch pad. Before the incident, SpaceX was launching an average of one rocket per month in 2016 and plans on returning to the original launch schedule. Landing rockets is very important to SpaceX, and is a part of their long-term goal of cutting the costs of its launches to its customers. With space missions becoming cheaper, who knows what the future will hold.


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