SpaceX to Replace Vehicle Lineup with One Rocket

Falcon 9 takes off for SpaceX's first ever reflight mission. Photo: SpaceX.

Falcon 9 takes off for SpaceX’s first ever reflight mission. Photo: SpaceX.

Elon Musk has been very vocal about his ambitions to conduct human spaceflight missions to Mars. To achieve the cost savings necessary to turn his plans into a reality, SpaceX intends to consolidate its vehicle lineup — Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon — into a single, fully reusable spacecraft. The vehicle doesn’t have an official name just yet, but Musk is currently referring to it as the “BFR,” or “Big F***ing Rocket.”

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