It was a historic moment when SpaceX rescued a rocket for the first time but now they made another history and also reused a capsule. The private spaceflight outfit has launched a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule namely, one last used in September 2014 as part of a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Although its not as complex as Falcon 9 but SpaceX targeted to reuse a capsule 3 times without a glitch and this already shown capability to launch multiple times. when manned Dragon missions will become a reality this will become important in reducing the overall costs of spaceflight.
The team also successfully landed the Falcon 9’s first stage at Cape Canaveral, although these touchdowns are becoming nearly routine at this point. SpaceX wants to land as many rockets as possible going forward, but it’s limited until Falcon Heavy arrives and it can routinely expect to have enough fuel for return trips.
Elon Musk has a target set on his mind and that is by 2018 he wants to reuse every single part of a rocket. If and when that happens, though, it could mean a lot for space travel. Rather than throwing away millions if not billions of dollars’ worth of equipment with every launch.