Relive SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 mission with launch and landing hype video

Contributed by
Jan 13, 2016, 11:23 AM EST (Updated)

Less than a month has passed since the successful launch and landing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, the private space firm has put together a fantastic clip to walk us through all the angles and aspects of the momentous accomplishment.

The landing happened on Dec. 21, 2015, and saw SpaceX's Falcon 9 deliver 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and successfully land the first stage of the rocket back on land. The company had already tried (and failed) to do that a few times, so this was obviously a big deal on that front. It’s also a big deal because it illustrates the potential for reusable space tech (since rockets are very expensive and reusing them could save a ton of cash).

To show us how cool the event really was, SpaceX has spliced together what is, essentially, a hype video — featuring footage from the command center, the craft and the landing pad. There’s a lot of cheering, obviously, and a ton of space-porn awesomeness. It was great to see the company get the win with this one, and really, it's nice to see them doing a victory lap.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think:


(Via The Verge)