And it appears Musk is thinking about using a "giant party balloon" to take the upper stage of his rocket (which is created to operate at high altitude and carry the payload) out of orbital velocity and slow down its landing back on Earth - onto a bouncy castle.
In a series of tweets, the SpaceX boss described how the firm might use the novel technique to recover the upper stage - a crucial component of the rocket that carries a payload into orbit.
These include the use of fins, engine burns, and landing legs.
Musk's space company has a long history with the city.
NASA is scheduled to launch its next planet-hunting satellite at 6:32 p.m. Monday, April 16, and the space agency will broadcast the launch window on its website and television station.
When speaking at a space conference about a refurbished SpaceX rocket, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell said that "it was substantially less than half" the cost of building a new rocket booster. Up until now, SpaceX has landed nine Falcon 9 rockets on earth.
In a separate exchange with a Twitter user, Musk confirmed that the device could possibly be an "ultra low ballistic entry coefficient decelerator", or what appears to be a balloon that could help control the upper stage's path back to earth. Recovery will require a new target closer to shore, within range of a catcher ship.
Mr. Steven is a ship equipped with a net and giant metal arms to catch falling Falcon 9 payload fairings.
Musk has referred to the boat as a giant "catcher's mitt".
Koenigsmann fielded a question asking if SpaceX would try to purposefully de-orbit the second stage of the rocket used for the TESS launch.