Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
New Delhi: SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket in an upright position on Monday, a historic first in the company's bid to make rockets as reusable as airplanes.
SpaceX even posted a video and photographs showing the Falcon's safe landing.
The company, headed by Internet tycoon Elon Musk, is striving to revolutionize the rocket industry, which currently loses many millions of dollars in jettisoned machinery and sophisticated rocket components after each launch.
International space agency NASA lauded and congratulated SpaceX on achieving the feat, as did many other people and space enthusiasts from across the world.
Amidst all the congratulatory messages, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, not one to be left behind, also posted a congratulatory message for SpaceX and shared the image of the landing rocket, saying, “Congrats to the SpaceX team! Launching a rocket into space and then successfully landing it back on Earth is a historic engineering achievement for all of humanity.”
Watch the video posted by SpaceX showing the Falcon landing safely, below: