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>> Two, one, zero.>> Elon Musk's SpaceX attempting to make history Thursday, when it will reuse a rocket that has been to space and back. The Falcon 9 will deliver a communication spacecraft into orbit for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES. Reuters' San Francisco bureau chief Peter Henderson.>> So this will be a booster that has already gone up in the air, that was last April, come back down, it landed on a platform in the ocean last year, and now they're going to use the same rocket again, and that means a much lower cost, which is part of what SpaceX thinks will make it very competitive in this market.
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>> Currently SpaceX lists the cost of a Falcon 9 rocket ride at $62 million, all the more reason to recycle. After sending the satellite on its way to orbit, the lower part of the Falcon 9 rocket will turn around and attempt to land itself on a platform in the ocean.
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Depending on its condition, SpaceX, could decide to fly the booster a third time. Musk may be the first attempt to this, but Henderson says he certainly won't be the last.>> Don't forget that Elon Musk is not the only billionaire who wants to shoot rockets into space. You've got Jeff Bezos, whose Blue Origin project wants to also be a commercial carrier.
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So, we'll see who wins the battle of the spaceshot billionaires. It's a brand new space race. Instead of countries, it's billionaires.>> The launch is scheduled for Thursday evening from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.