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After “crazy hard” development, SpaceX's Block 5 rocket has taken flight

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket launches on Friday.
For most watching the Falcon 9 rocket launch on Friday afternoon from Florida, the spectacle did not appear all that different from any SpaceX rocket launch and subsequent droneship landing. But sometimes, looks can be deceiving.
This rocket ascending into space had been almost entirely remade. After eight years of flying the Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX has taken all of the lessons it has learned from 51 flights and engineered them into this new, and probably final, variant of the booster.
For most of this decade, the...
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