Reply to post: Re: Space Shuttle

SpaceX's used flight-proven rocket to loft Euro satellite this year

phuzz Silver badge

Re: Space Shuttle

To be fair the Space Shuttle wasn't all that re-useable. It needed a brand new external tank, the solid boosters had to basically be completely rebuilt, and the Shuttle itself had to go through months of work to make it ready to fly again. The SSMEs (the shuttle's main engines) had to be completely removed and rebuilt between flights.

The Falcon 9 is actually more re-useable than the Shuttle ever was.

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