CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — The Falcon is back in its nest.
Following a historic landing, SpaceX’s booster rocket has been returned to a hangar at Cape Canaveral
The California company led by Elon Musk shared a picture of the returned booster Sunday.
Musk says no damage was found on the used Falcon 9.
The booster carried satellites aloft Dec. 21, then flew back to its specified landing zone, a first for an orbital mission. It landed upright on legs.
Musk plans to fire the booster again in a test to demonstrate rocket reusability. This particular booster won’t fly again, given its significance. Another booster landing could occur as early as next month on a space station supply run for NASA.
SpaceX wants to reuse rockets to save time and money.
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