Success! SpaceX lands rocket after takeoff

December 22, 2015 8:21 AM

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — SpaceX finally guided a reusable rocket safely back to Earth after liftoff on Monday (Tuesday, December 22 PHT).

Traditionally, rockets are disposed of after they detach from the space shuttle. The ability to recycle them marks a big step toward making space travel cheaper.

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