SpaceX Successfully Lands Their Falcon 9 First Stage!


SpaceX has tried to land the first-stage booster of its Falcon 9 rocket twice on a drone barge in the ocean, without much success. And on the third attempt, the rocket blew up on launch. So SpaceX decided to try and land the rocket back at Cape Canaveral instead.

And amazingly they succeeded. This is the first time a rocket of that size has been successfully landed.

It’s truly huge news for the space industry. Albeit this was the first successful test, it is now only a question of time before they can do this with every one of their rockets. And being able to reuse the first stage will cut the cost of space launches immensely!

Here you can see the landing:

And here it is back at the cape: