SpaceX Launch, Landing Success

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successful historic launch and landing, was a big first step toward making rockets reusable.   Congratulations to SpaceX for the unique launch and landing!   UPDATE: Watch the video of the landing…

After a successful launch, right on schedule, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster made a perfect soft landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

It’s an brave moment in the history of spaceflight, because it’s the first time a rocket has ascended and landed back on Earth.

SpaceX Launch, Landing Success (2)

But this historic Falcon 9 first stage will never fly again, according to Elon Musk. He said:

“I think we’ll probably keep this one on the ground, just

[because] it’s kind of unique, it’s the first one we’ve brought back.”

SpaceX Launch

UPDATE 8:50: Mission completed. All satellites have been deployed. For more, read Elon Musk’s blog post detailing the background of this launch.

source SpaceX