SpaceX Makes History, First Ever Orbital Rocket Landing (videos)

"The Falcon has landed" | Recap of Falcon 9 launch and landing - On December 21, 2015, SpaceX's Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land. Music: Absolution Calling by Incubus; Published Jan 12, 2016

Above: Falcon 9 First Stage Landing | Viewed From Helicopter, Dec 21, 2015

Below: ORBCOMM-2 Full Launch Webcast - Streamed live Dec. 21, 2015: With this mission, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit for ORBCOMM, a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine communication and Internet of Things solutions. The ORBCOMM launch was targeted for an evening launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The 11 satellites were deployed approximately 20 minutes after liftoff, completing a 17-satellite, low Earth orbit constellation for ORBCOMM. This mission also marks SpaceX’s return-to-flight as well as its first attempt to land a first stage on land. The landing of the first stage is a secondary test objective.

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