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SpaceX launches previously used rocket and capsule; could this be a turning point in space travel
In a step that could change fortunes of space industry, SpaceX has completed an engineering feat. The company has been successful in launching and landing a rocket that had been used earlier. This is not just a success for SpaceX but the entire space industry.

The rocket named Falcon 9 that was launched, is a two-stage rocket and took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The rocket is scheduled to take the robotic Dragon capsule of SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS). Along with this, the Dragon capsule might also contain some Christmas presents for the station's crew. 

Be it the rocket or the capsule both have been used in the past. While the rocket was used to launch a capsule towards the ISS, the Dragon capsule had visited the ISS in April 2015. 

"Rocket and spacecraft for CRS-13 are flight-proven. Falcon 9's first stage previously launched SpaceX's eleventh resupply mission for @NASA, and Dragon flew to the @Space_Station in support of our sixth cargo resupply mission," SpaceX wrote on Twitter.

SpaceX has been putting a lot if focus on reusability of the rockets claiming that it is one of the most efficient methods in order to bring down the costs of space travel significantly. One of the reasons behind this is the company's focus on sending common people to space.  

The Dragon capsule arrived at the ISS on Sunday with a payload of 2,180 kilograms to be delivered just in time for Christmas.

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