Space X made history again Friday afternoon.
The aerospace manufacturer successfully landed its Falcon 9 booster rocket back on Earth on a drone ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after after using it to send a Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.
The successful mission occurred just six months after an accident last summer and marked the first time such a rocket has ever landed vertically on a drone ship after flying leap into space.
Chants of "USA, USA, USA!" broke out at the Space X command center after the mission was complete.
The 1st stage of the Falcon 9 just landed on our Of Course I Still Love You droneship. Dragon in good orbit https://t.co/SYyUCDZE3k— SpaceX (@SpaceX) 1460148919.0
The company believes it can significantly reduce the cost of space flight if it is able to reuse rockets. Until now, a new rocket has needed to be built for each new launch.
Space X landed a Falcon 9 rocket successfully on Earth in December, but it happened on solid ground in Cape Canaveral, Florida, not a drone ship in the ocean.
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