After the 2018 Falcon Heavy launch, the center core missed the drone ship when only one of three engines ignited for the final landing burn.
"What an wonderful day", a SpaceX flight commentator exclaimed. SpaceX had landed the side boosters before, but this was the first time they were also able to land the center core.
After the launch, Falcon Heavy's center core made a successful vertical landing on the "Of Course I Still Love You" droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. The two side boosters came down simultaneously and spot-onto their landing pads at the Cape.
An attempt Wednesday was scrubbed because of upper atmosphere winds that could have damaged the rocket.
The world's most powerful operational rocket completed its first commercial launch on Thursday, bringing a Saudi Arabian telecommunications satellite into the orbit.
Because this was an upgraded version of the rocket with unproven changes, SpaceX chief Elon Musk cautioned in advance things might go wrong. Shortly after, the rocket's three boosters touched down back on Earth.
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NASA offered swift congratulations. Falcon Heavy's third launch could happen as early as June 2019 - two months from now - if everything is safely recovery.
The historic launch was watched by millions around the globe thanks to Mr Musk's body decision to mount a cherry-red Tesla sports auto as the rocket's payload. It was carrying Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster with the crash dummy Starman at the wheel.
What is all the more wonderful about this engineering effort, however, is that the world's largest rocket does not just launch into space. It will take decades if not centuries for solar radiation to cause it to decompose, he said. As with past launches, SpaceX livestreamed the launch; the video is available to watch any time below.
Bridenstine said everything is on the space table as NASA strives to meet the White House's goal of landing astronauts back on the moon by 2024.
SpaceX's reusable designs make the Falcon Heavy an appealing way to get large payloads into space.
Almost half an hour after taking off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Falcon Heavy, the satellite separated from the rocket and was placed in a geo-synchronous orbit where it will remain for years.