Published: May 28, 2020

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon, which is set to fly in February.Why is the Falcon 9 such a big deal? Named after the Millennium Falcon, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is the world's first orbital class reusable rocket used to transport payloads (and people!) to the International Space Station. Space travel is notoriously expensive and normally rockets costing hundreds of millions of dollars have been single-use. With the reusability of the Falcon 9, space is more economical and accessible. But, can the Falcon 9 make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?