SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Landing Opens 'New Door' to Space Travel

PUBLISHED ON: December 22, 2015 | Duration: 1 min, 37 sec

  
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SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket on Monday for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes. Its engines burning bright orange against the dark night sky, the Falcon 9 made a graceful arc back to Earth and touched down upright at Cape Canaveral, Florida, minutes after launching a payload of satellites to orbit, video images showed.(Video Courtesy: SpaceX/AFP)
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