SpaceX Has Successfully Landed the First Stage of Their Falcon 9 Rocket After Sending It To Space

Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX has successfully landed the first stage of their Falcon 9 rocket after sending it to space on December 21, 2015. The primary purpose of the mission was to deploy ORBCOMM satellites, with the landing attempt serving as a secondary goal. SpaceX did a webcast of the launch and landing of this historic event.

Earlier this year, spaceflight company Blue Origin successfully landed their suborbital New Shepherd rocket, but the Falcon 9 landing marks the first time an orbital rocket has successfully landed after spaceflight.

Long Exposure Launch and Landing

Launch, Landing, and Re-Entry Burns

Landed Falcon 9 on the Ground

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