SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Found on BBC News on Sunday, 19 February 2017
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It was the first mission by the company since one of its vehicles exploded on the launch pad in September.

The company also has a long queue of customers all waiting for a ride to orbit - including America's civil space agency (Nasa), the US military and multiple outfits in the commercial sector.

It's somewhat depressing: decades ago men were sent to the moon (unless you believe it was faked in Hollywood). Today, with decades of advancing technology, it's not even certain if a rocket will launch without blowing up.