Executive Director Marc Boucher Discusses Upcoming SpaceX Launch on CTV News Channel

Executive Director Marc Boucher on CTV News Channel

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – CSCA executive director Marc Boucher appeared on CTV News Channel today to discuss the upcoming SpaceX launch to the International Space Station on a contracted commercial cargo resupply mission, its fifth, which will include a potential historic first of landing the rocket first stage after it has separated from the second on a SpaceX Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship several hundred kilometers off the coast of Florida.

Should SpaceX be successful in recovering the first stage of the rocket intact it will make the first time in history this has been accomplished. More importantly, the recovery allows SpaceX to reuse the nine rocket engines on the first stage which will eventually lead to a reduction in cost of launching, which is critical for the long term viability of commercializing space.

You can watch the interview on the CTV News website.

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