Last Thursday, +SpaceX successfully re-launched and landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You. This is the first re-flight of an orbital class rocket in human history (sorry Blue Origin, you don’t count) and a major milestone for the space industry. The ability to re-use the most expensive part of a rocket promises to drastically reduce the cost of future spaceflight.
FalconAn amazing testament to SpaceX and Elon Musk that now these launches and incredible landings of reuseable boosters are common and almost mundane. Great video from SpaceX. Heavy & Starman – YouTube