SpaceX has successfully landed and recovered a rocket on an ocean platform for the first time, after launching a cargo ship to the International Space Station.

About two-and-a-half minutes after Friday afternoon’s liftoff from Cape Canaveral in Florida the main part of the two-stage booster separated.

The Falcon 9 craft turned around and headed toward a so-called drone ship – named Of Course I Still Love You – in the Atlantic Ocean, neatly accomplishing a vertical landing.

The company said the achievement marks a historic first in the effort to make rockets recyclable and deliver cheaper, more accessible space travel… see more

source: skynews