The rocket that will launch this weekend will be one of SpaceX’s block 5 boosters. SpaceX Has Launched the First Private Lunar Lander Mission The SpaceX Launch and Landing Control center is seen on Jan. 12, 2019 in Cape Canaveral, Florida … You might think the coolest part of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test was the Tesla with a spaceman riding inside, flying out into space.Yeah, sure, that part was cool. In May, SpaceX launched the first of these souped-up versions of its flagship rocket, the Falcon 9. In addition to a seamless launch, SpaceX landed the first stage of their Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous drone ship for the very first time.

Update 2/19/17 10:01 a.m. : SpaceX had a smooth as silk launch this morning. What you’re looking at is the first launch and landing of the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the West Coast. SpaceX successfully launched its latest cluster of high-speed internet satellites into orbit Monday but was unable to land its rocket booster on an autonomous ship, missing a key milestone. SpaceX landed a reusable rocket on a robotic drone on Friday, its fifth attempt and a historic achievement in a budding space race between billionaires to revolutionize spaceflight. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed at Landing Zone 1. As of Monday, SpaceX will launch one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the fourth time (it has already flown other first stages four times) and then attempt its 50th first stage landing.