SpaceX (@spacex) — SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft.
Dragon completed its first flight around the world eight years ago today. Since then, Dragon has visited the @iss 16 times. Next year, SpaceX will take another important step with an upgraded Dragon capable of returning human spaceflight to the United States for the first time since 2011.
This Falcon 9 rocket booster completed its third launch and landing in six months. Every flight and reflight allows us to validate the rocket’s performance against predictions and maximize reliability on future flights. Rapid rocket reusability is key to reducing costs and enabling large groups of people to travel to space and ultimately live on other planets.