This was the second time SpaceX successfully landed a rocket.

By Maya Rhodan Maya Rhodan / and
July 20, 2016
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SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket on the groundearly Monday morning. The rocket was launched rocket into space from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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The landing marked the second time SpaceX successfully landed a rocket on land and the fifth time a SpaceX rocket was recovered after landing. SpaceX markets itself as the future of space travel. The Verge reports that during the past six SpaceX launches, rockets have landed on drone ships. According to NASA, the Falcoln 9 rocket was carrying a SpaceX cargo spacecraft which was carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is expected to be attached to the space station by Wednesday morning. According to NASA, this is the company’s ninth cargo flight to the space station.

SpaceX kept Twitter followers in the loop during the launch early Monday morning.