SpaceX Made History Last Night. Watch It All Unfold.
This story was updated on March 31.
SpaceX made history yesterday when it successfully launched one of its reusable rockets for the first time.
Falcon 9 first stage has landed on Of Course I Still Love You — world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket.— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 30, 2017
Incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for achieving this milestone in space! Next goal is reflight within 24 hours.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2017
The rocket in question was the spacecraft that made the company’s first ever successful landing at sea, delivering supplies to the International Space Station and arriving back on earth on a barge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
If you want to watch how it all transpired at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, you can check out the recorded livestream at SpaceX’s website.
If you’re riding high on Elon Musk and company’s success, you can try your hand at landing a Falcon 9 of your own in this browser game.
A German user of game creation platform Scratch -- which was developed by MIT Media Lab -- built the game to give fellow SpaceX fans a slight sense of the stakes involved in getting a rocket back on the ground again.