Before landing, the rocket had been on mission to deliver cargo for the International Space Station. It included an inflatable habitat – basically a bouncy castle, in space.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has been working hard to commoditize space travel by creating a reusable rocket. It turns out, that’s a lot easier said than done.
That was on solid ground, however. Today’s landing means SpaceX is closer to being able to deploy its rocket from anywhere, and have it arrive virtually anywhere in the ocean thanks to the drone ship.