SpaceX’s unmanned rocket Falcon 9 successfully landed upright at Florida's Cape Canaveral at about 7:40 p.m. central time after a 10-minute of flight. The falcon 9 landed upright after sending 11 satellites into the orbit.
The Post even published articles about the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket for two consecutive days. SpaceX’s rival company Blue Origin, a space start-up founded by Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos, was successful in making a similar return rocket landing test last month.
The private space company headed by Tesla owner Elon Musk since long has been trying to build a reusable rocket so that it can help to reduce the cost involved in making space travels.
Earlier in June 2015, a Falcon 9 rocket ended into failure after exploding just after its launch. Six months after the accident an updated rocket completed its mission and made historic landing without a hitch.
The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to the fateful flight, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS), said SpaceX.
The company further told that the second stage of the rocket separated the first stage, also called the booster and slowly made its way to the launch pad.
After the successful landing of Falcon 9, Musk, posting a photo in which the rocket appears to be in very good shape, said on Twitter and Instagram that Falcon 9 is back in the hangar at Cape Canaveral, and no damage has been found and is all ready to be fired again.
In other NBC News reported, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 rocket that successfully landed back on Earth after launching a payload of satellites into orbit is in good shape and "ready to fire again."
Musk on Thursday posted a photo of the rocket back at its hangar at Cape Canaveral in Florida. He said the rocket didn't seem to sustain any damage after its landing — a remarkable feat that could one day usher in an era of reusable rockets and, thereby, much cheaper space flights.
In a statement provided to TheVerge, SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket successfully made it back to Earth last month, touching down gently at Cape Canaveral after traveling out of our atmosphere, into space, and back again. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk says, the rocket is ready for another mission.
In an Instagram picture, posted a few hours before the new year was set to start on the east coast of the United States, Musk showed the Falcon 9 rocket in its Cape Canaveral hangar. "No damage found," he wrote, noting that the rocket was "ready to fire again." It's not yet clear when a mission that will use the veteran craft will take place, but if SpaceX can regularly re-use rockets on its jaunts into space, then it could potentially save itself a lot of money — Musk says that a Falcon 9 costs $60 million to build, but only $200,000 to fuel.
Two days in a row, The Post published articles about the landing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, which successfully placed 11 satellites in orbit, but these articles were placed on Pages 12. The landing of this rocket on U.S. soil is one of the great technical feats of our time and a precursor to future space exploration, according to a report from the WashingtonPost.