SpaceX Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea During Japanese Satellite Launch

May 6, 2016 5:40 AM

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SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a ship at sea during mission to launch a Japanese satellite into orbit early Friday morning.

The landing was made during the launch of the JCSAT-14 commercial communications satellite for SpaceX customer SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. of Japan, which took place at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:21 a.m. EDT Friday.

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