SpaceX Makes History: Successfully Launches, Lands Falcon 9 Rocket

December 22, 2015 1:49 AM

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SpaceX Makes History: Successfully Launches, Lands Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday night, the first from the private spaceflight company since its rocket exploded on liftoff in June.

The first stage of the rocket, used to propel the payload to 100km (62 miles) or so until the second stage takes over, then successfully landed on Earth again at a prepared landing zone. This is the first time SpaceX has ever attempted to land a rocket on land, and the first successful attempt to re...

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