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SpaceX recovers Falcon 9’s $6-million nose cone for the first time

SpaceX just made history by launching the world's first reflight of an orbital rocket and landing its first stage on a barge again. The booster wasn't the only part of the rocket the company recovered from the SES-10 mission, though: it also managed to land Falcon 9's $6 million nose cone for the first time ever. A rocket's nose cone, found at its very tip, protects its payload and makes sure it offers minimum aerodynamic resistance. Musk has announced its recovery during the post-launch press conference, calling it "the cherry on the cake."

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/30/spacex-recovers-falcon-9-nose-cone/

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