Although, SpaceX launch the previous versions more than twice, could change with the Block 5 version of the Falcon 9. The launch tomorrow will be the debut of the Block 5 Falcon 9 - marking one of the first real tests of the rocket's re-usability. After 10 missions, it can be brought in, refurbished and sent out for 10 more flights.
Lightfoot stated that NASA was in deep talks with SpaceX to decide on the safest course of action: "It's a matter of having a good risk discussion so that we understand that", he said.
"It is the final substantial upgrade to the Falcon 9 design, although we may make minor upgrades as we continue to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability".
When requested to supply an instance of one of many Block 5's enhancements, Koenigsmann cited supplies within the first stage's warmth protect, close to the engine base. "But there's a lot of details here that are very technical", he added.
The Block Five will also launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station as a part of the Commercial Crew progam. The block 5 upgrades are created to meet the stringent safety requirements for such missions.
SpaceX has Mars in its sights. The company is developing a huge, reusable rocket-spaceship combo called the BFR, which Musk envisions helping set up a million-person city on the Red Planet in the next 50 years or so.
A congressional hearing in January saw Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of build and flight reliability at SpaceX, explain the fueling procedures and emphasize that the "load-and-go" method is actually safer.
SpaceX does have a significant amount of resources, but if they're to start turning a significant profit they'll need to come up with a way to cut down costs, which should hopefully be the result of the Black 5 Falcon 9. But every time we would mention accepting risk in human spaceflight, the NASA people would say, "But, oh, you have to remember the scar tissue" - and they were talking about the two shuttle disasters.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. EDT to include the targeted launch date of May 10.
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