Photo courtesy of Elon Musk - Twitter.com
SpaceX founder Elon Musk recently tweeted the image above showing the three recovered Falcon 9 boosters now placed in storage at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first stage rockets that returned to Earth last December, last month and nine days ago are inside the hangar that will soon house the three core stage boosters for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket...set to make its launch debut by the end of this year.
While the Falcon 9 stage that returned last Christmas will be put on display at SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, it remains to be seen when the other two motors will once again see flight. When they do, it will be a historic day for Musk's company, private aerospace companies in general, and space exploration overall.