Reusable rocket returns to Earth
Falcon 9 from SpaceX is the first major rocket to land safely on Earth again after launch. The spacecraft is a two-stage rocket, of which one stage – the main section – can be reused. The image is a combination of three different photos taken with long shutter speeds during launch, descent, and landing near Cape Canaveral, Florida. The final version of the Falcon 9 rocket – Block 5 – was launched in May 2018. Its mission was to carry the world’s largest communication satellite of 7,076 kg into space.