SpaceX made history twice in one launch as it launched and recovered a previously flown and recycled first stage booster.
The launch went off without incident or delay at 6:27 pm eastern time on Thursday evening from the Kennedy Space Center.
The mission, SES-10, carried a communications satellite from Luxembourg-based communications company SES.
The first stage successfully performed a re-entry burn, re-entered Earth’s atmosphere, and landed on the unmanned drone landing ship “Of Course I Still Love You.”
The booster is expected to be refurbished and used in a future launch.